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DEP seeks submittals for state’s beach management program

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems is calling for application submittals of funding requests for Beach and Inlet Management project activities scheduled for FY2013/14. Eligible applicants are any public agency having authority and responsibility for preserving and protecting the beach, dune or inlet system.

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 18, 2012.

Applications received will be placed on the list of beach erosion control and inlet management projects for the department’s Fixed Capital Outlay, Local Government Funding Request. These funding requests will be prioritized in accordance with Chapter 62B-36, F.A.C. and submitted to the Florida Legislature for funding consideration.

The LGFR will include the department’s funding priorities for FY2013/14 and the Florida Beach Management Program Long-Range Budget Plan for FY2013/2023. Local sponsors are required to submit separate, detailed project descriptions and cost estimates for each project that meets eligibility requirements for the program in accordance with Chapter 62B-36, F.A.C.

The Bureau has expanded and updated their Beach Erosion Control Program internet web site: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/beaches/programs/becp/ as follows:

• The Bureau can now accept applications online, via any standard internet connection.

• The Bureau has made available specific application requirements for reference and review.

• The Bureau has made available the methodology used to assess the ranking for each project.

• The Bureau has made available a copy of the notification package, sample documents and application checklist.

• The Bureau has made available a copy of last year’s LGFR and LRBP, the Critical Erosion Report, and a copy of Program Rule 62B-36, F.A.C.

• The Bureau will make available funding requests and rankings once all applications have received and evaluated after Sept. 18, 2012.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Alex Reed at 850-922-7857 or alex.reed@dep.state.fl.us.

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