Bureau of Methods Development &
Biomass PermitsThe Bureau of Methods Development and Biological Control within the Division of Plant Industry is responsible for the permit review process. the purpose of the permitting process (Biomass Planting Permit, DACS-08382, revised 07/06) is to control the introduction into, or movement within, Florida of plant species intended for biomass plantings and to establish procedures under which the field release of such are permitted. Such procedures will assist in confirming that introductions and field releases are conducted in a manner which provides for public and environmental protection. No biomass permit shall be issued for any planting of plants on the state or federal noxious weed list.
Applications for Biomass Plantings
Applications for Biomass plantings must be submitted with a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 USD. Separate applications and fees are required for each noncontiguous planting. If the application is approved, proof of a bond or certificate of deposit issued by a surety company and approved by the Division of Plant Industry must be submitted before the permit is approved and the compliance agreement is issued.
The application process is straightforward, and the steps in the application and approval process are detailed below:
- Applicant cover letter (Letter of Intent) included with application
Biomass Permit Application (DACS-08381 )
- $50.00 Biomass Permit fee for each application
*Note: A separate application and fee should be submitted for each noncontiguous planting.
- Application is reviewed by DPI and site visit is scheduled
Upon completion of the application review and site visit, if approved, a Compliance Agreement is issued (DACS 08383 ) for applicant signature.
Applications for biomass plantings can be obtained HERE