Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Florida as of June 18, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state also adopts by reference the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and interim-status TSDFs.
• Administration and enforcement. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Florida.