Florida Underground Injection Wells regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Underground Injection Wells: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground injection control (UIC) program: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-528.100 to 62-528.900

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UIC prohibition: FAC 62-528.510 (hazardous waste injection), FAC 62-528.400 (Class I hazardous waste wells), and FAC 62-528.510 (Class IV wells)

Class V wells: FAC 62-528.300

Permit requirements (Class I and III wells): FAC 62-528.440(2)

Class 1 municipal disposal wells: FAC 62-528.440(2) and 40 CFR 146.15 to 40 CFR 146.16

Class I and Class III Construction Permit: FAC 62-528.450

Class I Operation Permit: FAC 62-528.455

Permit application: FAC 62-528.440 to 62.528.460, FAC 62-4.090

General permits: FAC 62-528.705 to 62-528.710

Financial responsibility: FAC 62-528.435(9)

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resources Management Bureau of Water Facilities Regulation

Florida Geological Survey

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. Unlike the federal rules, Florida's rules prohibit the construction of new underground injection wells for the injection of hazardous waste. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) also prohibits the operation of Class IV injection wells. In addition, DEP organizes Class V wells under nine group headings.

Administration and enforcement. EPA shares responsibility for the administration and enforcement of underground injection wells in Florida. EPA and DEP administer and enforce the UIC program, with the exception of Class II wells. The Florida Geological Survey is responsible for Class II wells (wells that inject ...

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