Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Florida regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, including the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
Many wastes that have been determined not to be hazardous wastes may still be dangerous and have special handling requirements for disposal. Nonhazardous wastes are managed under Florida solid waste regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
Although Florida has received EPA authorization to administer the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does not have authority to delist RCRA wastes under federal rule 40 CFR 260.22. The federal rules and procedures for delisting petitions are effective in Florida. EPA Region 4 administers delisting petitions in Florida. See the ...