An ESSA self-certification process is now available on FDEP’s Business Portal for special events, beach cleaning, and minor construction and activities seaward of the coastal construction control line. For instructions on how to register on FDEP’s Business Portal and apply for a CCCL field permit using the ESSA self-certification process, see our Self-Certification for CCCL Field Permit Guidance document below.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resource Management is pleased to announce a new Enterprise Self Service Authorization (“ESSA”) Self-Certification process available in the Business Portal located within the Department’s website. Qualifying activities for Coastal Construction Control Line (“CCCL”) self-certification include certain proposed minor construction activities, beach cleaning, and special events seaward of the CCCL.
For each of the qualifying activities, certain restrictions may apply. For instance, in regard to proposed minor construction activities seaward of the CCCL, the self-certification process is limited to proposed activities in front or side yards only, and not for activities proposed seaward of existing single-family dwellings. For proposed beach cleaning and special events, the self-certification process is limited to specific geographic areas depending on whether the activity is proposed during marine turtle nesting season.
You are encouraged to visit the Department’s Business Portal to learn more about the Department’s new efficient customer friendly service. The link to the Department’s Business Portal is below. In addition, specific information and guidance concerning the new CCCL Self Certification process has been added to the Division’s “Beaches” web page, which can also be found below:
- Home | DEP Business Portal
- Beaches and Coastal Systems – Florida DEP
- Self-Certification for CCCL Field Permit Guidance document
For any questions related to the self-certification for minor construction activities,
- Gene Chalecki, at Gene.Chalecki@dep.state.fl.us or by phone at (850) 245-7652
For any questions regarding self-certification for beach cleaning or special events,
- Fritz Wettstein, at John.Wettstein@dep.state.fl.us or by phone at (850) 245-7672