Florida Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Transporters: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.170

Transfer facilities: FAC 62-730.171

Solid waste:

Landfills: FAC 62-701.630

Solid waste processing facilities: FAC 62-701.710(7)

Waste tire facilities: FAC 62-711.500(3)

Storage tanks: FAC 62-761.420 and FAC 62-762.421

Underground injection wells (UIWs): FAC 62-528.435(9)

Used oil: FAC 62-710.800(6)

Pesticide licensee: FAC 5E-14.142

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


In Florida, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in ...

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