After the Department presents the BMA to each governing body, the Department will publish a Notice of Intent to Enter Into A Binding Ecosystem Management Agreement and the Final unexecuted BMA. The Notice of Intent will include a Notice of Rights with instruction on how an individual may exercise any rights they may have under Chapter 120, Fla. Stat.
The Participants, Cooperating Agencies and DEP will execute the agreement at the conclusion of the period set forth in the Notice of Rights, unless a sufficient petition for administrative hearing is received. Once executed, the implementation of our pilot program will begin! I am very appreciative of our collective efforts to develop the BMA and the progress we have made to complete this project.
Danielle H. Irwin
Deputy Director, Beach Management, Mining & ERP
Division of Water Resource Management
Florida Department of Environmental Protection