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District Rules - 40D F.A.C.

  • 40D-1 - Procedural
  • 40D-2 - Water Use Permits
  • 40D-3 - Regulation of Wells
  • 40D-4 - Individual Environmental Resource Permits
  • 40D-8 - Water Levels & Rates of Flow
  • 40D-9 - Land Use Rules
  • 40D-21 - Water Shortage Plan
  • 40D-22 - Year-Round Conservation Measures
  • 40D-26 - Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) Program
  • 40D-40 - General Environmental Resource Permits
  • 40D-80 - Recovery & Prevention Strategies for Minimum Flows & Levels
  • 40D-400 - Environmental Resource Permits

Statewide Environmental Resource Permit Handbooks

  • Applicant Handbook I - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“Department” or “DEP”) and Florida’s five water management districts (“Districts” or “WMDs”) developed this Applicant’s Handbook to help persons understand the rules, procedures, standards, and criteria that apply to the environmental resource permit (ERP) program under Part IV of Chapter 373 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.). (Includes Appendices A – H)
  • Reference and Design Aids for the Environmental Resource Permit Applicant’s Handbook Volume I - These References and Design Aids are not incorporated by reference in Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., and therefore do not constitute rules of the Agencies. They are intended solely to provide applicants with useful tools, example calculations, and design suggestions that may assist in the design of a project under Chapter 62-330, F.A.C.
  • SWFWMD ERP Applicant’s Handbook II - Each Water Management District has adopted an ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II (“Volume II”) which contains the District-specific design and performance criteria for stormwater quantity, flood control, stormwater quality and any special basin criteria or other requirements that are applicable within the geographic area of the specific water management district. This Volume II (Design Requirements for Stormwater Treatment and Management Systems – Water Quality and Water Quantity) is intended for use only within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. (Includes Appendices A – F)
  • Statewide ERP Overview for SWFWMD - SWERP Training – Overview of Applicant Handbook II and SWFWMD Specific Changes
  • Fees

Environmental Resource Permit Information Manual


Water Use Permit Information Manual

  • Part A comprises Chapter 40D-2, F.A.C.


District rules are created and adopted in order to comply with Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code. Links to statutes and code are below.

Florida Statutes

Florida Administrative Code

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