This summary is provided to assist hazardous waste handlers in complying with federal and state of Florida regulations. Most of the following regulations have been in effect since November 19, 1980. Florida has adopted and incorporated portions of Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 260-273 into its Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Chapter 62-730.
"Pollutants" as regulated by Chapters 62-761, F.A.C., and 62-762, F.A.C., are defined in Chapter 376.301(36), F.S., as "including any "product" as defined in 377.19(23), F.S., pesticide, as defined in Section 487.021(49), F.S., ammonia, chlorine, and derivatives thereof, excluding liquefied petroleum gas."
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.