I just heard back from my state representative......The bill passed as is, so DEQ will be able to charge a $250 application fee (every 5 years as I understand it), and a $250 a year fee for the 700PM dredge (wastewater discharge) permit. Will be up to them where they set the fee, but I would look for the maximum right now.
Still have the waters where dredging was legal in 2016/2017.
That means I am out of the dredge business next year. Not worthwhile to me for that kind of money. And I just got it together last year.