SB 1402 - State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority
On Thursday, February 22nd, SB 1402 by Senator David Simmons (R-Longwood) was heard before the Senate Committee on Appropriations and passed by a vote of 20 yeas to 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this legislation.
This legislation would give authorization to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to assume implementation of the federal dredge and fill permits.
SB 1402 will go on to the Senate floor for consideration.
AIF supports the state assumption of the 404 program which will help create a more efficient and predictable process for businesses to navigate the wetland permitting process in a timely manner.