Governing Law and Regulations
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.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
No person is allowed to dispose of liquids containing a PCB ...