Florida Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.180(1) and FAC 62-730.180(2) (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): FAC 62-730.160(1)

Regulatory Agency

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.


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