Florida Emergency Planning and Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050, and regulations at 40 CFR 350 to 372

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Florida Hazardous Materials Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act, Florida Statutes (FS) 252.81 to 252.91 and regulations at Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 9G-14

Florida Accidental Release Prevention and Risk Management Planning Act (ARP/RMP), FS 252.934 to 252.946

Emergency planning notifications:

Filing fees: FAC 9G-14.004

Public water suppliers: FAC 62-555.350

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Emergency Response (OER)

Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire departments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida follows federal emergency planning and response regulations. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal emergency requirements.

Large quantity hazardous waste generators must prepare a contingency plan and designate an emergency response coordinator. Small quantity generators are not required to have a contingency plan, but they are required to have an emergency response coordinator. For additional information on generator responsibilities, see the national sections CONTINGENCY PLAN and HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS.

The state also generally follows the federal requirements for emergency planning and response for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). See the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information.

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