Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
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 regarding listed wastes. Florida does not maintain its own list of hazardous wastes. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
EPA provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. DEP does not have EPA authority to delist hazardous wastes. However, if EPA Region 4 grants a delisting petition, the delisting does not become effective in Florida until DEP adopts the delisting. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces listed hazardous waste requirements in Florida.