Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resources Management Bureau of Water Facilities Regulation
Florida Geological Survey
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. Unlike the federal rules, Florida's rules prohibit the construction of new underground injection wells for the injection of hazardous waste. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) also prohibits the operation of Class IV injection wells. In addition, DEP organizes Class V wells under nine group headings.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA shares responsibility for the administration and enforcement of underground injection wells in Florida. EPA and DEP administer and enforce the UIC program, with the exception of Class II wells. The Florida Geological Survey is responsible for Class II wells (wells that inject ...