Starting July 1, 2022, owners or contractors with owner authorization have the option to hire a private provider to perform inspections of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS). The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the rule development process as directed by Chapter 2022-105, Laws of Florida. Further details can be seen on our Private Providers of OSTDS Inspections page.
Chapter 62-6.001, F.A.C., Ratification Update
Amendments to Chapter 62-6.001, F.A.C., incorporate more stringent permitting requirements for onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS) in areas where the Department of Environmental Protection has adopted an OSTDS remediation plan as part of a basin management action plan. These amendments require ratification because the rule exceeds specified thresholds for likely adverse impact or increase in regulatory costs, etc.
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.