Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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.
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 ...