Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
DEP Division of Water Resource Management
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Bureau of Community Environmental Health
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida has established state-specific property transfer requirements in addition to the federal requirements for solid waste facilities and activities in wetlands that require environmental resource permits (ERPs) and in coastal areas that require coastal construction permits. In addition, when any building is sold or rented in the state, a radon notice must be provided on at least one document at or before the time of sale or rental. See the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER for information on the federal requirements.
Although the state does not have its own property transfer law for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), Florida does require a notice on the property deed that the land was used to manage hazardous waste pursuant to the state's post-closure requirements. See the state section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS for a review of the property deed notice rules.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste ...