The 2010 Legislature made changes to Chapter 403, F.S., involving liner requirements for C&D debris disposal facilities that required updating Chapter 62-701, F.A.C. Permission to initiate rulemaking for this new rule effort was granted on July 16, 2010. The department completed changes to Chapter 62-701 with Phase I on August 12, 2012, and Phase II on February 15, 2015, which conformed to the new law and addressed a few technical updates that were needed. In addition, changes were made to streamline the permitting process, reduce costs to the regulated community, and clarify existing regulations. The most recent rule changes were completed with Phase III on March 13, 2016, and involved the economic feasibility of recycling C&D debris. Information associated with this most recent change is posted below.
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