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

Inspections: FAC 62-730.150(6) and FAC 62-730.160(3)

Aisle space: FAC 62-730.160(4)

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted and interim-status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Florida as of June 18, 2018, which includes standards that allow large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time.

The state has more stringent requirements for both hazardous waste storage facilities and hazardous waste generators. Unlike the federal rules, Florida's regulations require owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities to pay facility permit fees. In addition to the federal rules, LQGs and SQGs accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit have state requirements in connection with inspections and containers.

See the state sections ACCUMULATION TIME, TSDF PERMITS, and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for information.

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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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