In 2020, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 712, also known as the Clean Waterways Act, now Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida. This legislation passed with unanimous, bipartisan support and carries a wide range of water-quality protection provisions aimed at minimizing the impact of known sources of nutrient pollution and strengthening regulatory requirements.
The following Onsite Sewage Program memos are organized by date of issue. These memos contain direction for staff working with onsite sewage treatment and disposal system installations and repairs. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are in the Portable Document Format (PDF) and are less than 5 mb in size.
Unless otherwise noted, the following reports are in the Portable Document Format (PDF), are under 5 mb in size, and will open in a new window. The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these fies.
Transfer of the Onsite Sewage Program from Department of Health to Department of Environmental Protection, Effective July 1, 2021
This page was created to provide a central repository for information related to the transfer of the Onsite Sewage Program from DOH to DEP. The transfer was proposed in the 2020 Legislative Session in Senate Bill 712. The bill passed and was signed into law by Governor DeSantis on June 30, 2020, as Chapter 2020-150. The bill and the Law can be viewed in the documents posted below on this page.
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.