Florida Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transporters of hazardous waste: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.170

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Financial responsibility: FAC 62-730.170

Exclusions: FAC 62-730.170(2)(f)

Annual verification: FAC 62-730.170(2)(e) and FAC 62-730.170(3)

Transfer facilities:

Notification: FAC 62-730.171(1) to 62-730.171(3)

Construction, operations, closure: FAC 62-730.171(4), FAC 62-730.171(7), and FAC 62-730.171(8)

Recordkeeping: FAC 62-730.171(6)

Regulatory Agency

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste transporters with additional state requirements for financial responsibility and transfer facilities. The state also has its own additional requirements for transporters of universal waste lamps and devices, used oil, and biomedical waste.

Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers and enforces the hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil transporter rules in Florida.

State Requirements


Financial Responsibility

FAC 62-730.170

In addition to the federal requirements, Florida prohibits a transporter of hazardous waste to transport, within the state, material that requires either a manifest or a reclamation agreement between a generator and a recycler, unless the transporter meets state financial responsibility requirements.

DEP requires transporters of hazardous waste to be insured for sudden accidental occurrences for a minimum of $1 million per occurrence for the combined coverage of injury to persons and for damage to property ...

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