State Funded Cleanup is designed to address sites where there are no viable responsible parties, the site poses an imminent hazard, and the site does not qualify for Superfund or is a low priority for EPA. Remediation efforts are triggered when a Florida Department of Environmental Protection district office requests adoption of a site for state-funded cleanup.
Funding for these remedial efforts comes from the Water Quality Assurance Trust Fund. Remedial activity may include contamination assessments, risk assessments, feasibility studies, design and construction of treatment systems, operation and maintenance of the installed treatment systems, and removal of contaminated media when necessary.
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.