The Department of Army State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) authorizes various activities if the applicant obtains a verification and performs the work in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SPGP. The SPGP enables the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and other agencies to issue the verification to an applicant, concurrently with their other State authorization(s), that the applicant's proposed work is authorized pursuant to the SPGP and that a separate application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is not required.
The Corps, on July 27, 2021, issued the Department of Army Permit titled State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP VI) State of Florida. The permit will become effective on July 27, 2021. The FDEP, the St. Johns River Water Management District, Hillsborough County, Broward County, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District will be able to implement SPGP VI if and when updated Coordination Agreements with the Corps are executed.
SPGP VI authorizes 5 types of activities: Shoreline stabilization (e.g., seawalls or riprap); Boat ramps; Docks; Derelict vessel removal; and Scientific Devices. The Projects authorized by this SPGP VI are those activities that qualify for and are authorized by the specific State of Florida Exemptions and General Permits cited below, as adopted by reference in Chapter 62-330, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and meet the activity description provided in Section II. Work Authorized. The remaining paragraphs in the instrument provide additional limits on what is and is not allowed.
Please send any questions on the above to Jacksonville District, Regulatory Division, PO Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232, Attn: Heather Mason; by phone at (239) 334-1975 x0007; or by email at Heather.M.Mason@usace.army.mil.