FDEP Hosts SLIP Study Rule Workshop

During the 2020 Florida Legislative Session Senate Bill 178, Public Financing of Construction Projects, was unanimously passed and subsequently signed by the Governor. This legislation requires the state, local governments, or any other public entity to conduct a Sea Level Rise Impact Projection (SLIP) Study before construction of any state-funded project in a coastal building zone. Since its passage, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has been engaged in the rulemaking process to define SLIP studies. The intent of these studies is to assess the flooding, inundation, and wave action damage risks relating to the coastal structure over its expected life or 50 years, whichever is less, allowing evaluation and mitigation of sea level rise on state funded facilities and infrastructure. On January 19, FDEP hosted a rule development workshop including demonstration of a tool to support development of the required studies.

FDEP is soliciting input and comments on the rule and the support tool until January 26 so that they can incorporate input into the next workshop. In case you missed it, a recording of the workshop will be posted at https://FloridaDEP.gov/Resilience.

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