Florida PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste disposal: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-701.300(5)

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Soil treatment facilities:

Soil thermal treatment facilities: FAC 62-296.415(1)(d)

Mobile soil treatment facilities: FAC 62-296-800(9)

Drinking water monitoring: FAC 62-550.500 and FAC 62-550.516

Drinking water standards: FAC 62-550.824

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) monitoring requirements: FAC 62-550.516

Waiver: FAC 62-560.545

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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 follows federal regulations for the storage and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and PCB items with additional soil treatment and drinking water monitoring requirements. See the national section PCB MANAGEMENT for additional information.

Unlike other federal acts, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) does not delegate authority to the states to run the federal PCB program. Therefore, a facility must comply with both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state regulations. Although the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations do not apply to PCBs, states may list and regulate PCBs as hazardous waste under their state RCRA programs.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 4 office administers and enforces the federal regulations for storage and disposal of PCBs and PCB items in Florida. The DEQ administers and enforces the state requirements.

State Requirements


FAC 62-701.300(5)

No person is allowed to dispose of liquids containing a PCB ...

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