Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management
DEP Division of Water Resource Management
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional state requirements for hazardous waste transporters and transfer facilities, solid waste landfills, solid waste processing facilities, waste tire facilities, storage tanks, underground injection wells (UIWs), used oil processors, and pesticide licensees. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEP Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the state's financial responsibility rules for hazardous waste transporters, solid waste landfills, storage tanks, and used oil processors. The DEP Division of Water Resource Management administers and enforces the financial responsibility rules for UIWs. The FDACS administers and enforces the rules covering pesticide licensees in Florida.
In Florida, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in ...