Florida Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility design and operating rules: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.180(1) and FAC 62-730.180(2) (interim status)

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Hazardous waste disposal facility permit rules and fees: FAC 62-730.200 to 62-730.320, FAC 62-730.900, and FAC 62-4

Hazardous waste landfill and underground injection well prohibition: Florida Statutes (FS) 403.7222

Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): FAC 62-730.183

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste disposal rules for facilities and added several more stringent rules. The state's more stringent hazardous waste disposal rules apply to disposal facility groundwater standards, disposal prohibitions, and disposal facility permit application rules and permit fees.

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

State Requirements


Disposal facilities must comply with the state's more stringent groundwater standards. For guidance, see the state section GROUNDWATER.


FS 403.7222

Florida prohibits the construction of new hazardous waste landfills in the state. See the state section LANDFILLS for more information.


FAC 62-730.200 to 62-730.320, FAC 62-730.900, and FAC 62-4

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