Understanding Changes to Florida’s Stormwater Management Rules

July 2, 2024

In a move that has implications for the regulated community state-wide, Governor DeSantis has signed SB 7040, ratifying rules that require most new developments to significantly reduce nutrient levels in their stormwater discharge. This in turn means substantially changing how—and where—stormwater systems are designed and operated. The stormwater rules became effective upon the Governor’s signature on June 28, meaning all applications for new permits or major modifications of existing permits must now comply with the new nutrient rules unless the application is deemed complete (all information requests satisfied) before December 28, 2025.  Tallahassee Shareholder Susan Stephens has partnered with Kimley-Horn to produce a two-part video outlining the changes and what the new rules mean to developers.  


Part 1: The New Rule Explained



Part 2: Project Impacts and Design Solutions



About the Speaker


Susan Stephens 

Susan is a Shareholder in our Tallahassee office. She has been practicing environmental law for over 30 years, primarily focused on water resource law, and has been handling ERP program issues since its infancy. 


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