Florida Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Florida Brownfield Redevelopment Act, 28 Florida Statutes (FS) 376.77 to 376.875

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Definitions: FS 376.79

Eligibility requirements: FS 376.82

Notice: FS 376.80

Rehabilitation agreement: FS 376.80(5)

Contractor requirements: FS 376.80(6)

Liability protection: FS 376.82

Lender liability: FS 376.82(4)

Economic incentives: FS 376.84

Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit: FS 376.30781

Brownfield Areas Loan Guarantee program: FS 376.86

Contaminant cleanup target levels (CTLs): Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-777

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida's Brownfield Redevelopment Act provides statewide incentives for businesses to redevelop abandoned, idled, or underused industrial or commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is impaired by real or perceived environmental contamination. The state program is in addition to, although it is coordinated with, the federal program. For a description of the federal brownfields program, see the national section BROWNFIELDS.

State rules provide for remedial action plans and for monitoring soil and groundwater following remediation. If all cleanup criteria have been met, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issues a "No Further Action" letter.

Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers the brownfield redevelopment program in Florida.

State Requirements

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