Florida Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container rules: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.180(1) and FAC 62-730.180(2) (interim status)

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Empty container standards: FAC 62-730.030(1)

Generator container inspection records: FAC 62-730.160(6)

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 the federal hazardous waste container rules by reference, including the federal empty container requirements and the organic air emissions standards.

In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS. Generators using containers to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit must maintain written documentation of container inspections. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for specific requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the container requirements in Florida.

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