Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Management Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
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.
Disposal facilities must comply with the state's more stringent groundwater standards. For guidance, see the state section GROUNDWATER.
HAZARDOUS WASTE LANDFILLS
Florida prohibits the construction of new hazardous waste landfills in the state. See the state section LANDFILLS for more information.
DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
FAC 62-730.200 to 62-730.320, FAC 62-730.900, and FAC 62-4
Florida's permit requirements for ...