Florida Closure/Post-Closure Plans regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) closure and post-closure rules: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.180(1) and FAC 62-730.180(2) (interim status)

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Closure permits: FAC 62-730.260 and FAC 62-730.900

Closure application: FAC 62-730.260 and FAC 62-730.900

Clean closure plan: FAC 62-730.265 and FAC 62-730.210(2)

Closure fees: FAC 62-4.050(4)(l)

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's closure and post-closure rules for treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include both the federal requirements (which are incorporated by reference) and the state's additional rules requiring a closure permit and fee. In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs must meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Florida follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure requirements in Florida.

State Requirements

CLOSURE PERMITS

Closure Application

FAC 62-730.260 and FAC 62-730.900

Unlike the federal rules, Florida requires TSDF owners and operators to have a closure permit before any closure ...


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