(1) A requirement for entry into Phase II of a long-term permit shall be the Department’s approval of a plan demonstrating the applicant’s capability for managing port-wide projected volumes of material in an environmentally sound and efficient manner during the term of the permit. The applicant’s plan for managing dredged material shall be developed during the preapplication and Phase I stages of a permit and shall be updated on the basis of the permit review as described in Rule 62-45.080, F.A.C.
(2) Specific guidance for the development of a Port-Wide Long-Term Maintenance Dredged Material Management Plan is contained in Part I of the Department’s Deepwater Ports Maintenance Dredging and Disposal Manual, or subsequent amendments thereto. A plan shall include at least the following elements:
(a) Projections of volumes of dredged material according to physical and chemical characteristics of the sediments;
(b) Assessment of existing and anticipated dredged material disposal capabilities, including contained disposal, beach renourishment, ocean disposal, and other appropriate methods;
(c) Assessment of methods for maximizing service life of disposal sites;
(d) Assessment of environmental protection needs and methods for addressing the identified needs;
(e) Identification and assessment of dredging and disposal alternatives to meet projected needs; and
(f) Proposed strategies for long term management of maintenance dredged material, including control of mosquito propagation.
Laws implemented by this Rule: Florida Statutes § 403.816