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Phosphate Management Program

The Phosphate Management Program implements industrial wastewater permitting, compliance, and enforcement activities for the phosphate industry. The program regulates the design, construction, operation and maintenance of phosphogypsum stack systems, the wastewater systems associated with the chemical plants that process phosphate ore into fertilizer products.  The goal of the program is to ensure the proper closure and long-term monitoring and maintenance of those systems which have shut down, or which are otherwise required by rule to be closed.  The Phosphate Management Program issues permits for discharge to surface waters under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as authorized by the USEPA.

The program also administers financial responsibility requirements designed to guarantee that owners/operators have the financial ability to properly close and manage the phosphogypsum stack systems.

Phosphate Management Rules and Permit Application Forms

The Phosphate Management Program operates under Chapter 62-520, 62-671, 62-672, 62-673, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.).  NPDES permit application forms can be found at the Industrial Wastewater forms page.  Fees for NPDES permits are found in Chapter 62-4, F.A.C

Financial Assurance Forms for Phosphogypsum Stack Systems

Form Title
62-673.900(4)(a) Phosphogypsum Stack System Trust Fund Agreement to Demonstrate Closure, Water Management and/or Long-Term Care Financial Assurance
62-673.900(4)(b) Phosphogypsum Stack System Standby Trust Fund Agreement to Demonstrate Closure, Water Management and/or Long-Term Care Financial Assurance
62-673.900(4)(c) Phosphogypsum Stack System Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit
62-673.900(4)(d) Phosphogypsum Stack System Insurance Certificate to Demonstrate Closure, Water Management and/or Long-Term Care Financial Assurance
62-673.900(4)(e) Phosphogypsum Stack System Financial Guarantee Bond to Demonstrate Closure, Water Management and/or Long-Term Care Financial Assurance
62-673.900(4)(f) Phosphogypsum Stack System Performance Bond to Demonstrate Closure, Water Management and/or Long-Term Care Financial Assurance
62-673.900(4)(g) Phosphogypsum Stack System Letter from Chief Financial Officer to Demonstrate Closure, Water Management and/or Long-Term Care Financial Assurance
62-673.900(4)(h) Phosphogypsum Stack System Corporate Guarantee
62-673.900(4)(i) Financial Assurance Tests for Closure, Water Management and Long-Term Care Costs
62-673.900(4)(j) Phosphogypsum Stack System Closure, Water Management and Long-Term Care Cost Estimate

Related Topics

For more information about NPDES permitting, visit the NPDES Stormwater Program's webpage.  For more information about phosphate mining in Florida, visit the Mining and Mitigation Program's Phosphate webpage.

Phosphate Management Program Contact Information

13151 N. Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Phone: 813-470-5700

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