Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program Hazardous Waste Management
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Although Florida has incorporated by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules for storage facilities and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit, the state has added several more stringent requirements. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to:
—Owners and operators of permitted hazardous waste storage facilities
—Generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit
In addition, and unlike the federal rules, Florida's regulations require owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities to pay facility permit fees.
See the state sections ACCUMULATION TIME, TSDF PERMITS, and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Florida.