NRPL2 - State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority
On Wednesday, January 17th, proposed committee bill NRPL2 was sponsored and heard by the House Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee and passed by a vote of 14 yeas to 0 nays. AIF stood in support of this legislation.
This legislation would give authorization to FDEP to assume implementation of the federal dredge and fill permits.
NRPL2 has now been filed as HB 7043 and currently has no committees of reference.
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.