Florida Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Permitted storage facilities:

Storage facility permits and fees: FAC 62-4, FAC 62-730.200 to 62-730.320, FAC 62-730.900(2), and FAC 62-4.050(4)

On-site storage rules for generators: FAC 62-730.160(1), FAC 62-730.160(3), FAC 62-730.160(6), and FAC 62-730.160(7)

Inspections: FAC 62-730.160(6)

Containers: FAC 62-730.160(7)

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. 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. DEP's Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Florida.

State Requirements


Permits and Fees

FAC 62-4, FAC 62-730.200 ...

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