Determination of Navigable Waters

Pursuant to Section 404(g) of the CWA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pursuing approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assume the Section 404 Program and administer its own individual and general permit program.  State assumption of the Section 404 Program would be limited to certain waters and does not include navigable waters of the United States.  The navigability studies will also assist with determining the waters that would be retained by the Corps if the EPA approves the State’s application for Section 404 Program assumption. April 19, 2018.