Saturday, February 5, 2011

DERM Permit Requirements in Miami-Dade County

DERM Permit Requirements in Miami-Dade County

Prerequisites Before Operating Business:

If you are planning to open a new business in Miami-Dade County, there are several certificates and/or licenses that you must obtain before you are allowed to begin operating.  

Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM)
Department of Environmental Resources Management

The certificates and licenses explained below are by the Department of Environmental Resources Management ("DERM")

 

  • Certificates of Occupancy ("CO")
    • Whenever a person gets a building permit for (A) new construction or (B) improvement to an existing building, he/she will be required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department upon completion of any construction work.
  • Certificate of Use ("CU") a/k/a Zoning Permit
    • It is an approval of a specific use at a specific location.
    • Prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Use, the applicant must obtain DERM’s approval. In order for DERM to approve a Certificate of Use, the applicant must:
      • Comply with DERM's Land Use Regulations (i.e. Wellfield Protection Areas, Uses Served by Septic Tanks, etc),
      • Obtain the appropriate Sewer Capacity Certification (aka Sewer Allocation), and
      • Obtain any required DERM Operating Permits (i.e. Industrial Waste, Air Source, Storage Tank, Grease Discharge, etc.).
  • Occupational Licenses a/k/a Local Business Tax
    • Each municipality will issue its own type of Occupational License
    • Prior to the issuance of the Occupational License, the applicant must first obtain DERM's approval by complying with the same DERM requirements listed above for a Certificate of Use.

DERM Permits Needed:

If a permit from DERM is necessary for you to obtain any of the above referenced certificates and licenses, DERM require different permit applications based upon what the permit is needed for.
This table below is intended as a guide when deciding if a permit is necessary. There may be instances when a permit is required and it is not listed here. In addition, there may be times when activities require multiple permits. We encourage you to call 305-372-6789 if you do not see your particular case listed below or to receive additional information about what other permits might be needed in your situation.

DERM Permit Applications

This permit is needed for:
Permit Application FAQs
Aboveground storage tank installation (within a structure) N/A FAQs
Aboveground storage tank installation for emergency generator N/A FAQs
Air pollution sources - required prior to the construction or modification of any facility or emissions unit Miami-Dade County Air-Construction Permit FAQs
Air pollution sources - required for the operation of any facility or emissions unit Miami-Dade County Air-Operating Permit FAQs
Asbestos-containing materials - needed before all demolition projects & any renovation where asbestos might be disturbed Notice of Asbestos Renovation or Demolition Affidavit for Asbestos Survey FAQs
Boat docking and storage facilities Marine Facilities Operating Permit FAQs
Coastal construction projects such as installation or repair of docks, piers, pilings, moorings, marinas, boatlifts, davits, seawalls, and seawall caps. A Class I permit is required prior to doing any work in, on, over, or upon the tidal waters of Miami-Dade County or any of its incorporated municipalities Class I FAQs
Construction within non-tidal canals, canal rights-of-way, canal maintenance easements & reservations Class III Permit FAQs
Demolition or renovation projects where Asbestos material(s) might be present or disturbed Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation Affidavit for Asbestos Survey FAQs
Dewatering or whenever water is removed from an excavation or depressed ground Class V Permit FAQs
Dock(s) construction, installation or repair (including piers, pilings, moorings, marinas, boatlifts, davits, seawalls, and seawall caps). A Class I permit is required prior to doing any work in, on, over, or upon the tidal waters of Miami-Dade County or any of its incorporated municipalities Class I FAQs
Drainage construction in non-residential sites or landfills, remedial waste sites, etc Class VI Permit FAQs
Drainage construction with outfalls or connection to an existing outfall Class II Permit FAQs
Elevation of new structures and substantially improved or damaged structures (elevation certificate) to show your structure is built in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - mandatory for all Flood Elevation Certificate
Flood Proofing Bulletin
FAQs
Grease waste to the sewer system-flow is less than 25,000 gpd Grease Discharge Operating Permit FAQs
Hazardous & biohazardous waste transport-waste oil, septic waste, waste radiator fluid, photographic chemicals & other non-hazardous industrial waste Liquid Waste Transporter FAQs
Hazardous materials or hazardous waste - large user or generator Industrial Facilities (IW-O) Permit FAQs
Hazardous material or hazardous waste - small user or generator, facilities include mechanical repair facilities, machine shops, paint & body shops, chemical storage facilities, x-ray & photo developing facilities, printers & salvage yards IW5 Permit FAQs
Industrial pretreatment facility - a new facility to be constructed or significant changes to an existing facility Industrial Pretreatment Facility Construction Permit FAQs
Industrial pretreatment facility modifications being made to existing facilities Minor Revision to an Industrial Pretreatment Facility FAQs
Lake fill Solid Waste/Lake Fill FAQs
Wellfield protection areas not served by sanitary sewers – Construction within this area IW6 Permit FAQs
Land use - non-residential, within major wellfield protection areas not served by sanitary sewers. IW6 Permit FAQs
Mangrove trimming or removal and any project that involves filling or the placement of fill in coastal or mangrove wetlands. A Class I permit is required prior to doing any work in, on, over, or upon the tidal waters of Miami-Dade County or any of its incorporated municipalities. Class I FAQs
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) including, but not limited to, Freon (R-12 and R-22) - needed to purchase, sell, handle Stratospheric Ozone Protection Operating Permit FAQs
Privately Sanitary Sewer Operating (PSO) Permit (new PSO or modification of existing permit) Private Sanitary Sewer Operating Permit PSO Change of Ownership (permitted sources) FAQs
Renovation or demolition projects where Asbestos material(s) might be present or disturbed Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation Affidavit for Asbestos Survey FAQs
Sanitary Sewer System (privately owned or operated) Private Sanitary Sewer Operating (PSO) Permit PSO Change of Ownership (permitted sources) FAQs
Sewer pipes and pump stations (new construction OR modification of existing) Construct a Domestic Wastewater Collection/transmission System FAQs
Sewer system able to handle the additional flow - all applicants need this before building permit is issued Sewer Capacity Certification (Allocation Letter) FAQs
Sewage treatment plants (commercial greater than 5,000 gallons per day/ residential greater than 10,000 gallons per day & a public sewer system is neither operable nor available within ¼ mile of operation) - construction Interim Domestic Wastewater Permit FAQs
Solid Waste:
  • Biomedical waste storage and processing
  • Class I and Class III Landfills
  • Composting / Mulching
  • Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal
  • Material Recovery Facilities (MRF)
  • Metal Recycling
  • Paper and Cardboard Recycling
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Transfer Stations (TS)
  • Waste Tire Storage and Processing
Solid Waste Permit Application FAQs
Storage tank - abandonment of a storage tank: aboveground or underground Storage Tank Abandonment Application FAQs
Storage tank - removal of a storage tank: aboveground or underground Storage Tank Removal Application FAQs
Surface Water Management Standard General Permit (Environmental Resource Permit) ERP Permit (Surface Water Management Permit) FAQs
Trees-cutting down, bulldozing, removal or relocation in Miami-Dade County, except for certain exemptions. Tree Removal Permit Application FAQs
Trees-cutting down, bulldozing, removal or relocation in a Natural Forest Community NFC Permit Application
Water treatment plants - construction for community systems Potable Water Supply Operating Permit PWO - Permit Application Package FAQs
Wellfield protection areas not served by sanitary sewers – Construction within this area IW6 Permit FAQs
Wetlands (Freshwater) - a Permit is required for direct and indirect impacts to freshwater wetlands including clearing, filling and/or demucking Class IV Application Package Class IV Application Form FAQs

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