Florida Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Biennial report for generators: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.160(1), FAC 62-730.160(5), and FAC 62-730.900(8)

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Biennial report for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): FAC 62-730.180(1), FAC 62-730.180(2), FAC 62-730.900(8), FAC 62-4.160(17)(a)(3), FAC 62-4.160(17)(d), and FAC 62-730.180(4) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Regulation Section

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida has adopted by reference federal rules that require biennial reports from hazardous waste large quantity generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners or operators. The report is submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on March 1 of every even-numbered year. Florida encourages generators and TSDFs to file electronically and allows those filing electronically to submit their report up to a month after the March 1 submittal date. Contact the DEP for guidance on downloading the latest version of the software used for electronic submissions.

The state uses its own Form 62-730.900(8), which is, in effect, all of the required federal forms (Site ID, Form GM, and Form WR). Florida no longer requires the submission of Form OI, which, while not required under the federal rules, was previously required by Florida.

Note that the DEP points out that the data from the biennial report is available in a format that allows DEP inspectors to have the report ...

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