Florida Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Florida Pollutant Discharge Prevention and Control Act, Florida Statutes (FS) 376

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Water Quality Assurance Trust Fund: FS 376.307

Florida Coastal Protection Trust Fund: FS 376.11 to 376.21

Inland Protection Trust Fund: FS 376.3071

Regulatory Agencies

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

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. Although Florida's state-funded cleanup program is not as extensive as the federal Superfund program, it does grant DEP authority to assess, clean up, restore, or monitor any site involving spills, discharges, or other releases of pollutants and hazardous substances. The state's cleanup program is distinct from and supplementary to the federal Superfund program.

Many Florida communities have abandoned contaminated properties that have not been redeveloped because of concerns about the perceived cost of remediation and liability. For a discussion of these properties, commonly known as "brownfields," see the state section BROWNFIELDS for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the state's state-funded cleanup rules in Florida. DEP and EPA jointly administer the federal Superfund program in Florida.

State Requirements

OVERVIEW

The state-funded cleanup program is designed to address sites where there are no viable responsible parties, the site poses an imminent hazard, and the state site does not qualify for Superfund or is a low priority for ...


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