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Florida Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Florida Hazardous Materials Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act, Florida Statutes (FS) 252.81 to 262.90

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Florida Emergency Management Assistance Compact, FL 252.81 to 252.90

Florida Accidental Release Prevention and Risk Management Planning Act (ARP/RMP), Florida Statutes (FS) 252.934 to 252.946

Hazardous waste: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.320

Generators: FAC 62-730.160

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): FAC 62-730.180(1) and FAC 62-730.180(2)

Mercury reclamation facilities: FAC 62-737.800

Public water suppliers: FAC 62-555.350

Post disaster relief: FS 252.515

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Law Enforcement Bureau of Emergency Response (BER)

Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Emergency Management

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire departments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida follows federal emergency planning and response regulations, with additional state requirements for detonation or thermal treatment of hazardous waste, mercury recycling facilities, public water suppliers, and persons who provide assistance to emergency responders during a declared public health emergency. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal emergency requirements.

Large quantity hazardous waste generators must prepare a contingency plan and designate an emergency response coordinator (FAC 62-730.160). Small quantity ...


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State Requirements

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Florida Emergency Planning and Response Resources

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