Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resource Management
Regional Water Management Districts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida has authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, including stormwater discharges. See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL for information concerning the federal permitting program and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER—CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for information on the state requirements for specific discharges.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water Resource Management is responsible for administering and enforcing the federal stormwater discharge permit regulations in Florida. The DEP and five regional water management districts administer the state stormwater ...