SB 1402 -State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority
On Monday, January 22nd, SB 1402 by Senator David Simmons (R-Longwood) was heard before the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation and passed by a vote of 10 yeas to 0 nays. AIF 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 its next committee stop in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources.
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.