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As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Environmental Research and Reports

Environmental reports such as background studies and cleanup target levels are intended to protect human health, public safety and environmental resources.

Reports and studies are available as reference guides. For more information, call 305-372-6789.   

Interim Miami-Dade County Soil Reuse Guidance 2024

In March 2004, DERM published Miami-Dade County SWP Guidance No.1, Soil Reuse Guidance (the Guidance), in an effort to provide procedures to facilitate the beneficial reuse, as appropriate, of soils from construction sites, sites undergoing site rehabilitation, or other soil removal activities; and which would otherwise be disposed in landfills. DERM issued a revised Guidance in March 2023 to provide additional clarity and to streamline the process of applying for and obtaining a DERM soil reuse determination. With the release of the March 2023 Guidance, DERM provided the opportunity for public comments. The Guidance has been revised and incorporates, as applicable, the comments received in response to the March 2023 release. The revised DERM Soil Reuse Guidance 2024 is provided for your information and review. DERM will be accepting public comments on the document until May 1, 2024.

Comments shall be submitted to [email protected] on or before the close of business on May 1, 2024.

Interim Site Assessment Guidance for developing at Former Agricultural Sites

Revised Site Assessment Guidance for Developing at Former Agricultural Sites in Miami-Dade County

DERM has released a Site Assessment Guidance for Former Agricultural Sites in Miami-Dade County, which revises the Interim Site Assessment Guidance for Former Agricultural Sites in Miami-Dade County released on September 16, 2020. The Guidance was revised based on DERM’s evaluation, public comments, and suggestions received during the public comments period from September 16, 2020 to November 15, 2020. The public and interested parties are invited to attend a Webinar on August 6, 2021, for a presentation of the revised guidance and supporting information and to participate in a question-and-answer session after the presentation (s).

The public comment period is closed. 

Presentations and Associated Material provided below:

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Air Quality Reports

Air Quality Index Trends

Annual Air Quality Reports

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Artificial Reef Monitoring Reports

Numerous artificial reef monitoring projects have been or are being conducted to evaluate the biological assemblages utilizing the artificial reefs.

Sunny Isles Reef Restoration Onsite Monitoring (2002-03)

Baseline Limerock Boulder Artificial Reef Study (2006-07)

Sunny Isles Offsite Mitigation Monitoring (2007-08)

Spatial Array and Depth Study of Miami-Dade Artificial Reef Modules (2009)

Bal Harbour Mitigation Monitoring Program (ongoing)

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Groundwater and Surface Water Monitoring

Intensive canal studies

Wastewater and stormwater/ flooding

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Soil Contamination and Cleanup

Cleanup target levels (CTL) are intended to protect human health, public safety and environmental resources using risk-based corrective action strategies and to establish the point at which a site rehabilitation action is determined to be accomplished. 

Related Resources:

Background studies

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Coastal Areas, Endangered Lands and Wildlife

Habitat restoration

Manatee protection

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Tree Reports

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