Florida Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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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 tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. The state also 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 for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.

Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using hazardous waste tanks for treatment or storage must comply with the state-specific permit application and fee requirements that are in addition to the tank requirements specified in the federal rules. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in Florida.


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Comparison: State vs. Federal