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 3 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 December 3, 2018, modified the Department of Army Permit titled State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP V) State of Florida. The modifications will become effective on December 31, 2018. The modifications are incorporated into a revised Department of Army Permit titled State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP V-R1) State of Florida.
The FDEP, the St. Johns River Water Management District, Hillsborough County, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District will be able to implement SPGP V-R1 if and when updated Coordination Agreements with the Corps are executed.
SPGP V-R1 authorizes 5 types of activities: Shoreline stabilization (e.g., seawalls or riprap); Boat ramps; Docks; Derelict vessel removal; and Scientific Devices. These are listed starting near the top of page 6 of the SPGP V-R1 instrument at paragraph A under ‘Work Authorized’. The specifics of what is or is not allowed are found in the referenced paragraphs of the Florida Administrative Code. 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: Bob Barron; by phone at 904-232-2203; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.