Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resource Management
Florida Regional Water Management Districts
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, including the NPDES pretreatment program for publicly owned treatment works (referred to in Florida as domestic wastewater facilities (WWFs)). The state follows the federal pretreatment standards under Section 307 of the Clean Water Act and 40 CFR 403 (which apply to indirect discharges to a publicly owned treatment works). See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS and contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water Resource Management administers and enforces the state's NPDES permit program, administers the state's water quality program, and enforces pretreatment requirements in Florida. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for an overview of the state wastewater discharge permit ...