Florida Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Classification of criminal offenses: Florida Statutes (FS) 775.081 to 775.083

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Air: Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act, FS 403.121, FS 403.141, and FS 403.161

Asbestos: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 61E1-6, FS 469, and FS 455

Community Right to Know: FS 252.86

Hazardous materials motor carriers: FS 316.302, FS 316.3025, and FAC 14-87.0012

Hazardous waste: FS 403.726 and FS 403.727

Hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste: FS 403.121, FS 403.131, FS 403.141, and FS 403.161

Laboratories: FS 403.0625 and FS 403.863

Pesticides: FS 482.191 and FS 487.175

Solid (nonhazardous) waste: FS 403.141 and FS 403.708

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): FS 376.16, FS 376.302, and FS 403.141

Used oil: FS 403.758


Drinking water: FS 403.121(3)(a) and FS 403.860

Stormwater: FS 403.121(c)

Water pollution: FS 403.121(2)(b), FS 403.141(1), and FS 403.161

Wastewater: FS 403.121(3)(b) and FS 403.121(3)(c)

Wetlands: FS 403.121(3)(c) and FS 403.121(3)(d)

Workplace safety and health: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1910et seq.

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Emergency Management State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 4

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

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