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Enforcement Manual

Explanation of all changes made since Jan. 1, 1999

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Table of Contents, Introduction and Chapters

Section Contents Revised  Version

Table of Contents

Basic list of documents

October 2017

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[46 KB]

Introduction

Overview of manual contents

November 1997

PDF [7 KB]
 

Chapter 1

DEP Regulatory Enforcement Organization
Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs; Division Directors; Districts; Duties and Responsibilities of District Staff; OGC; Enforcement Section of the OGC, Other Governmental Entities

October 2017

PDF

[86 KB]

Chapter 2

Compliance Options

Introduction; First Steps; Specific Non-Compliance; Conclusion

September 2013

PDF

[13 KB]

Chapter 3

Enforcement Options
Introduction; First Step Options; Options Following the Issuance of a Compliance Assistance Offer; Options Following the Issuance of a Warning Letter; Options Following the Issuance Consent Order; Options Following the Submittal of a of a Notice of Violation; Options Following the Issuance of a Final Order or a Case Report to OGC; Options Following the Entry of a Consent Final Judgment or Final Judgment

November 2015

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[63 KB]

Chapter 4

Inspections and Investigations
Determining Non-Compliance; Investigation; Preparation for an On-Site Inspection; Regulatory Inspections - Obtaining Site Access; Site Access - Statutory Authority; Site Access - Permission; Site Access Permission by Owner, Operator or Person in Charge - Express Permission; Site Access Permission by Owner, Operator or Person in Charge - Implied Permission; Judicial Permission for Site Access; Inspection Warrant; Litigation Seeking Site Access; Site Access During Litigation; On-Site Inspection; Violation Corrected; Documenting the Inspection (Post-Inspection Reporting); Witnesses; Previous Enforcement Actions and Permits; Pictures; Ongoing Violation; Jurisdiction, Description of Violation, and Citation of Statutes or Rules Violated; Location; Obtaining Legal Descriptions; Responsible Parties; State Corporate and Partnership Information; Operational and Maintenance Factors; Sampling and Analysis; Technical Support for Criminal Violations; Search Warrants; General Sampling and Analysis Information; Photography; Videotaped Evidence; Measurement and Mapping

January 2013

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Chapter 5

The Administrative Process and Remedies
Nature of the Administrative Process; Warning Letter; The Notice of Violation; The Notice of Violation Subsections; The Orders for Corrective Action Section; The Notice of Rights Subsection; Model NOVs; The Consent Order; Short Form Consent Order; Model Consent Orders; Long Form Consent Orders; Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; The Ordered Section; The Notice of Rights Section; The Administrative Process; Service of the NOV; Informal Conference; Request for Hearing; Costs and Expenses Which May Be Included in a Consent Order or Notice of Violation; Conditions Under Which Other Costs and Expenses May Be Included or Recovered; Determination of the Costs of Those Persons Employed by the Department; Documentation of Costs; Determination of Costs for Settlements; Special Master Procedures; Mediation; Agreeing to Mediation; Mediation of Administrative Disputes; Preparation for Mediation; The Mediation Conference; The Conclusion

October
2014

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Chapter 6

The Judicial Process and Remedies
Introduction; The Decision-Making Process Before Taking Judicial Action; Nature and Seriousness of the Violation; Remedies Sought; Likelihood of Responsible Party Complying with a Final Order; Issues Likely to be in Dispute; Local Judges’ Records on Environmental Cases; Review and Approval Process Before Taking Judicial Action; Available Enforcement Remedies; Injunctive Relief; Civil Penalties; Damages; Case Report; Priority Enforcement Litigation; Complaint; Petition for Enforcement; Venue; Service of Process; Motions and Answers; Discovery; Settlement; Mediation; Pre-Trial and Trial; Post-Judgment Enforcement; Appeals; Collections; Accounts; Duty to Collect; Authority to Settle; Records; Initial Efforts to Collect; Referral; OGC Collection Mechanisms; Additional Enforcement Proceedings; Setoff; Bankruptcies; Notice; Department’s Interest; Effect of Filing Bankruptcy; Department’s Response to the Filing of Bankruptcy; Parallel Proceedings; Discharge; Subsequent Actions

October 2014

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Chapter 7

Litigation Procedures
Introduction; Communication with the Opposing Lawyer and Party; Public Records; Exemptions from the Public Records Act; Trade Secrets; Confidential Informants; Attorney "Work Product"; Criminal Investigation Documents; Draft Documents; Subpoenas; Preparation for Hearing; Before Testifying; Day of the Hearing; When You Are On the Stand

December 2004

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[82 KB]
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Chapter 8

Data Management
A Summary of the Legal Case Tracking System (LCTS); Codes for Receipts Written for Money Collected from Enforcement Actions; A Summary of the Compliance and Enforcement Tracking System (COMET)

September 2016

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[21 KB]

Appendices

Civil Penalty Policy Memos

Content Revised Version

Settlement Guidelines for Civil Penalties - DEP Directive 923

February 2013

PDF [84 KB]

List of Hazardous Substances - Substance - Supplemental Document to Attachment III of DEP Directive 923

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Guidelines for Deputy Secretary Approval of Economic Benefit May 2017 PDF [76 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Air Violations with Penalty Spreadsheet

May 2015

PDF [152 KB]

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Guidelines for Characterizing Wastewater Violations

October 2013

PDF [161 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Drinking Water Violations

October  2013

PDF [158 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Dry Cleaner Violations

June 2013

PDF [76 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing NPDES Stormwater Violations

October 2013

PDF [127 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Storage Tank Violations

June 2013

PDF [91 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Hazardous Waste Violations

June 2013

PDF [168 KB]

Specific Compliance Assistance Guidelines For RCRA/Hazardous Waste

August 2014

PDF [168 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing UIC Violations

November 2015

PDF [206 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Used Oil Violations

June 2013

PDF [152 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Solid Waste Violations

June 2013

PDF [480 KB]

Guidelines for Characterizing Environmental Resources Violations

August 2013

PDF [172 KB]

Certified Operator Penalty Guidance

Under Revision - May 2013

Guidelines for Handling State Lands Violations

February 2015

PDF [2 MB]

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Collection/Write-Off Documents

Content Revised Version
Collection Referral Template August 2013

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Write-Off Referral Template August 2012

EXL [47KB]

Referral Template Instructions October 2013

PDF [62 KB]

Example 1 - Past Due Notice October 2012

WORD [120 KB]

Example 2 - Past Due Notice October 2012

WORD [120 KB]

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Data Management Documents

Content Revised Version

Legal Case Tracking (LCT) Enforcement Case Entry Form (This is a fillable form)

October 2017

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Financial Documents

Content Revised Version

Financial Affidavit for Corporations

November 1997

PDF [27 KB]

Financial Affidavit for Individuals and Sole Proprietors

May 2015

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Financial Affidavit for Partnerships

November 1997

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Financial Affidavit for LLC - Limited Liability Company

April 2013

PDF [138 KB]
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Compliance Documents

Content Revised Version

In Compliance - Closure Letter

November 2013

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Compliance Assistance Offer - All Sites

March 2016

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Regulatory Compliance Memorandum 11-16-2011

November 2011

PDF [380 KB]

Warning Letter

January 2016

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Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Process Flowchart

May 2016

PDF [171 KB]

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Model Consent Orders

Content Revised Version

Signatory Language and Certification

February 2016

WORD [41 KB]

Enforcement Style Guide

July 2010

PDF [72 KB]
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DW/CO

September 2015

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HW/CO

September 2015

PDF [211 KB]
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HW/CO Model Corrective Actions

June 2009

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Indigent Petroleum Cleanup CO

January 2015

PDF [215 KB]
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Indigent Tanks CO

January 2015

PDF [217 KB]
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IW/CO (permitted facility)

September 2015

PDF [209 KB]
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IW/CO (unpermitted facility)

September 2015

PDF [215 KB]
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PW/CO

September 2015

PDF [193 KB]
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PW/CO for Disinfection Byproduct

September 2015

PDF [221 KB]
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PW/CO for 4-Log

September 2015

PDF [217 KB]
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Emergency Well CO

September 2015

PDF [195 KB]
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SLERP/CO

September 2015

PDF [235 KB]
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SLERP/CO with TUA Incorporated

May 2016

PDF [61 KB]
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SW/CO

January 2015

PDF [208 KB]
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SW Model Corrective Actions

June 2009

PDF [137 KB]
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TK/CO

September 2015

PDF [211 KB]
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Short-Form Consent Order (SFCO) for Business Entities

September 2015

PDF [172 KB]
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Short-Form Consent Order (SFCO) for Individuals

September 2015

PDF [165 KB]
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Short-Form Consent Order with Pollution Prevention Language

April 2016 WORD

Model In-Kind Paragraph Language

February 2009

PDF [16 KB]

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Consent Order Model Pollution Prevention Documents

Content Revised Version

Pollution Prevention in Enforcement Process Memo

December 2014

PDF [26 KB]
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Short-Form Consent Order with Pollution Prevention Language

April 2016

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Pollution Prevention Project Summary – SFCO Exhibit

December 2014

WORD [74 KB]

Long-Form Consent Order Pollution Prevention Paragraphs

December 2014

PDF [10 KB]
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Pollution Prevention Project Plan LFCO Exhibit

December 2014

WORD [76 KB]

Pollution Prevention Project Final Report

December 2014

WORD [32 KB]

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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Content Revised Version
Model Voluntary Cleanup Agreement (VCA) - drycleaning solvent contaminated sites September 2014

PDF [26 KB]
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Model Documents for 62-780

Content Revised Version

Model 780 Consent Order

September 2015

PDF [161 KB]
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Model 780 Consent Order – Indigent Cleanup

November 2016

WORD [74 KB]

Model 780 Modification to Consent Order

August 2008

PDF [35 KB]
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Hazardous Substance - Model 780 NOV

December 2016

WORD [57 KB]

Hazardous Substance & Pollutant - Model 780 NOV

December 2016

WORD [59 KB]

Solid Waste Permit - Model 780 NOV

December 2016

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Model Warning Letter Permitted Facilities

August 2010

PDF [66 KB]
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Global RCBA Notice Letter

August 2011

PDF [49 KB]
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Guidance Letter for Property Owners with Potential Impacts from Neighboring/Adjacent Properties

December 2009

PDF [50 KB]
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Instructions for Use of Site Access Documents

February 2010

PDF [48 KB]
WORD [35 KB]

Site Access Assessment Letter

February 2010

PDF [57 KB]
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Site Access Notice of Intent

July 2011

PDF [92 KB]
WORD [35 KB]

Site Access Assessment Final Order

February 2010

PDF [79 KB]
WORD [19 KB]

Site Access Remediation Letter

July 2011

PDF [64 KB]
WORD [27 KB]

Site Access Remediation Final Order

February 2010

PDF [79 KB]
WORD [18 KB]

WCU Request for OGC Assistance

December 2016

WORD [61 KB]

LCT Case Entry Form – Waste Cleanup PRP Analysis and NOV Questionnaire

February 2015

WORD [42 KB]

Procedure for Ability to Pay – Cleanup Costs Only

July 2015

WORD [22 KB]

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Office of Emergency Response Documents

Content Revised Version

OER Compliance Assistance Offer Letter

March 2017 Word [30KB]

OER Model Access Permission Template

March 2017 Word [37KB]

OER Model ESR Insufficient Letter

March 2017 Word [27KB]

OER NFA Emergency Source Removal Report

March 2017 Word [152KB]

OER NFA Interim Source Removal Report

March 2017 Word [151KB]

OER Referral Letter template

March 2017 Word [153KB]

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Model Final Orders

Content Revised Version
Default Final Order April 2011

PDF [93 KB]
WORD [36 KB]

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Model Orders - Miscellaneous

Content Revised Version
Model Order to Comply with Request for Information December 2006

PDF [27 KB]
WORD [36 KB]

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Model Letters

Content Revised Version
Model Probation Letter January 2010

PDF [65 KB]
WORD [30 KB]

Model Records Request Letter December 2009

PDF [55 KB]
WORD [28 KB]

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Model Notice of Violation

Content Revised Version

Generic Notice of Violation - for non-ELRA NOVs

October 2017

WORD [47 KB]

Model non-ELRA NOV for Tank Placard Revocation October 2017 WORD

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State Lands Proprietary Only

Content Revised Version
Notice of Unauthorized Structures May 2012

PDF [19 KB]
WORD [27 KB]

State Lands Proprietary Only - NOV Single Respondent (With Contractor) May 2014

PDF [112 KB]
WORD [148 KB]

State Lands Proprietary Only - NOV Single Respondent (No Contractor) May 2014 PDF [104 KB]
WORD [142 KB]
State Lands Proprietary Only - NOV Multiple Respondent (With Contractor) May 2014 PDF [114 KB]
WORD [149 KB]
State Lands Proprietary Only - NOV Multiple Respondent (No Contractor) May 2014 PDF [107 KB]
WORD [144 KB]

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Coral Reef Protection Act Documents

Content Revised Version

Guidelines for Pursuing Coral Reef Protection Act Cases

October 2014

PDF [42 KB]

Civil Penalty Authorization – Coral Reef Protection

October 2017 WORD [32 KB]

Damages Authorization – Coral Reef Protection

October 2017 WORD [22 KB]

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ELRA Related Documents

Content Revised Version
ELRA Mediation Fact Sheet March 2010

PDF [42 KB]
WORD [51 KB]

Section 403.121, F.S. December 2004 WORD [43 KB]
ELRA Model NOV October 2017 WORD [33 KB]

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OGC Enforcement Organization Chart

Content Revised Version
Organization Chart July 2018 WORD

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External Referral - Standard Operating Procedures

Content Revised Version
External Referral Request Form May 2013 WORD [23 KB]

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Enforcement Process

Content Revised Version
Closure Memo Template October 2018 WORD
Civil Penalty Authorization
Memo - Sample 1 (This sample shall be used only for authorization of $50,000 OR LESS)
October 2017 WORD
Civil Penalty Authorization
Memo - Sample 2 (This sample MUST be used for authorizations of GREATER THAN $50,000)
October 2017 WORD
Case Report - Sample October 2017  WORD
Case Report and Request for Authorization to File Suit Seeking a Temporary Injunction - Sample December 2015 PDF WORD
Enforcement Paper Flow Chart (contains active email and file links) September 2018 WORD
In-Kind Penalty Authorization October 2017  WORD
Memorandum - Final Agency Action to Agency Clerk in Non-Secured Searchable Format April 2010 PDF
Corrective Actions Requirement Tracking December 2017 WORD

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Site Access Documents

Content Revised Version
Model Affidavit and Application for Inspection Warrant January 1999 PDF 
Model Inspection Warrant November 1997 PDF 
Model Access Request Letter December 2009 PDF WORD
Model Access Permission Form November 1997 PDF 
Model Easement Agreement April 2005 PDF WORD
Model License Agreement November 1997 PDF 
Instructions for Use of Model Administrative Access Order February 1999 PDF 
Model Administrative Access Order May 2014 PDF WORD

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Restrictive Covenant/Deed Restrictions

Content Revised Version
Institutional Controls Procedure Guidance   https://floridadep.gov/waste/waste/content/institutional-controls-procedures-guidance

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Model Temporary Use Agreement

Content Revised Version
Temporary Use Agreement, Attachment 0-1 March 2011 WORD

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Recently Added or Updated Documents

This is a list of Enforcement Manual documents that have been added or updated within the past 30 days.

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