MDMR to Waive Permit until End of Year for Rebuilding, Repairing Storm-Damaged Structures

BILOXI, Miss. – Pursuant to the authority granted by Governor Bryant’s Proclamation dated August 26, 2012 and Mississippi Code Annotated § 33-15-11(c)(1), The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is waiving the permit fee requirement for the rebuilding and repairing of previously authorized structures damaged by Hurricane Isaac and its aftermath between August 27 and September 2, 2012. This waiver shall remain in place through December 31, 2012, and is limited to structures that are rebuilt within the originally permitted footprint and to the original specifications. The property owner must submit an application and receive a permit from the MDMR prior to beginning any construction.

For more information, contact the MDMR’s Wetland Permitting Bureau at (228) 523-4100.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.

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