Governing Law and Regulations
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 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 generators to treat hazardous waste on-site.
The state adopts by reference the federal treatment rules for both permitted and interim-status hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state has more stringent rules in connection with treatment facility groundwater standards and treatment facility permit application rules and permit fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information on these rules and fees and the state section GROUNDWATER to review the state's more stringent groundwater standards.
• Administration and enforcement. The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment requirements in Florida.