Florida Inspections regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) inspection authority: Florida Statutes (FS) 403.702(2), Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-4.160, and FAC 62-4.540

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Air: FAC 62-210.310(3)(h) and FAC 62-296.412(4)

Hazardous waste generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): FS 403.091, FS 403.722(5)(a), and FAC 62-730.150(6)

Medical waste: FAC 64E-16.010

Mercury recovery and reclamation facilities: FAC 62-737.800(7)

Pesticides: FAC 5E-14.1025 and FAC 5E-14.106

Solid waste resource recovery facilities: FS 403.091


Environmental resource permitting (ERP) program: FAC 62-330.405

Ag waste: FAC 62-670.400

Drinking water: FAC 64E-8.004

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and generic permits: FAC 62-620.610

Pretreatment: FAC 62-625.500 and FAC 62-625.600(4)(d)

Spill prevention: FAC 62C-28.004 and FAC 62S-6.032

Hazardous materials motor carriers: FS 316.302

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Florida Department of Health (DOH)

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Motor Carrier Compliance Office

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)

Local law enforcement agencies

Florida Water Management Districts

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida has established self-inspection requirements under its air and mercury regulations. State agencies are also permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state environmental and hazardous materials transportation regulations.

Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers and enforces the state's environmental inspection ...

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