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 standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for more specific information on how generators may accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit.
• Administration and enforcement. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the generator accumulation time requirements in Florida.