General Description of the Federal Programs Section
The Federal Programs Section works with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Air Force, Navy and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to clean up an array of hazardous waste sites using Chapter 62-780 Florida Administrative Code., in conjunction with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery (RCRA) programs. What kind of sites does this program assess and remediate with these federal and state laws:
Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP)
Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC)
Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDs)
The USACE and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are working together as a team to protect human health and the environment at FUDs. This program establishes a framework for the efficient and effective cleanup of past Department of Defense disposals, discharges or releases of hazardous substances, petroleum products and unexploded ordinance on or from FUDS. Environmental restoration shall be conducted in a manner that meets the requirements of the applicable statute and regulations, including CERCLA the National oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) and Florida law regulating the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous waste products.
Information on the remedial project managers and the military installations they are working on can be found in the links listed below:
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.