Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover hazardous waste landfill prohibition, underground injection well prohibition, permit application process and fees, groundwater standards, closure and post-closure standards, notification, and additional information for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Florida.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Florida prohibits the construction and operation of new hazardous waste landfills in the state. Only Class I underground injection wells permitted as of January 1, 1992, are allowed in Florida. See the state section HAZARDOUS ...