Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
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.