Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida's closure and post-closure rules for treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include both the federal requirements (which are incorporated by reference) and the state's additional rules requiring a closure permit and fee. In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs must meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Florida follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure requirements in Florida.
FAC 62-730.260 and FAC 62-730.900
Unlike the federal rules, Florida requires TSDF owners and operators to have a closure permit before any closure ...