Florida Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air emissions: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-296.412, FAC 62-296.413, and FAC 62-296.510

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Landfills: FAC 62-701.400

Pesticides: FAC 62-660.802

Spill prevention: FAC 62C-28.004

Underground storage tanks (USTs): FAC 62-761.600 to 62-761.640

Regulatory Agency

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. An effective leak detection program establishes standards, including system design, for preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. Florida's leak detection requirements include rules for air emissions sources, landfills, pesticide waste degradation systems, oil and gas facilities, and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a discussion of federal leak detection requirements. In addition, refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review Florida's leak response and reporting requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEP administers and enforces the leak detection rules in Florida.

State Requirements


FAC 62-296.412, FAC 62-296.413, and FAC 62-296.510

DEP has established source-specific leak detection and repair requirements for specific sources, including synthetic organic fiber production facilities, dry-cleaning facilities, and bulk gasoline terminals. See the state section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for additional information.


FAC 62-701.400

Florida's landfill construction rules require that double liner systems have a leak detection and secondary leachate collection system between the upper and lower liners. The lower ...

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