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Drinking Water

Chapter and Title Description Information Status/Comments

Chapter 62-550, F.A.C. 
Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring and Reporting – Reuse Phase 2

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments in Chapter 62-550, F.A.C., to update the chapter to be consistent with other Title 62 chapters, correct regulatory references, clarify current language, and require electronic submittal of annual reuse reports through the business portal. 

These updates are included in Phase 2 of a two-phase rulemaking effort to adopt recommendations of the Potable Reuse Commission’s 2020 report “Advancing Potable Reuse in Florida: Framework for the Implementation of Potable Reuse in Florida” as required by Florida’s Clean Waterways Act of 2020. 

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Drafts and Documents

Notice of Extension for publication of Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-550, F.A.C., was published on March 31, 2022.

Notice of Public Meeting for Chapter 62-550, F.A.C., was published on May 19, 2021, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on June 2, 2021, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-550, F.A.C. Comments were due by June 16, 2021. 

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-550, F.A.C., was published on Dec. 4, 2020, but was revised and republished on Dec. 21, 2020, in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on Jan. 14, 2021, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-550,  F.A.C. Comments were due by Feb. 26, 2021. 

View Water Reuse News and Rulemaking Information for additional information.

Chapter 62-555, F.A.C.
Permitting, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Public Water Systems – Reuse Phase 2

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments in Chapter 62-555, F.A.C., to update the chapter to be consistent with other Title 62 chapters, correct regulatory references, clarify current language, and require electronic submittal of annual reuse reports through the business portal. 

These updates are included in Phase 2 of a two-phase rulemaking effort to adopt recommendations of the Potable Reuse Commission’s 2020 report “Advancing Potable Reuse in Florida: Framework for the Implementation of Potable Reuse in Florida” as required by Florida’s Clean Waterways Act of 2020. 

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Public Meeting Information

Drafts and Documents

Notice of Rule Development for Rule 62-555.319, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 14, 2022.

Notice of Extension for publication of Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-555, F.A.C., was published on March 31, 2022.

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-555, F.A.C., was published on June 28, 2021.

Notice of Rule Development for Rules 62-555.316, .317 and .318, F.A.C., was published on May 19, 2021, and included a notice of public workshop.

Notice of Public Meeting for Chapter 62-555, F.A.C., was published on May 19, 2021. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on June 2, 2021, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-555, F.A.C. Comments were due by June 16, 2021. 

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-555, F.A.C., was published on Dec. 4, 2020, but was revised and republished on Dec. 21, 2020, in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on Jan. 14, 2021, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-555, F.A.C. Comments were due by Feb. 26, 2021. 

View Water Reuse News and Rulemaking Information for additional information.

Environmental Resource Permitting - General Permit for Seagrass Restoration

Chapter and Title Description Information Status/Comments

Chapter 62-330, F.A.C.
Environmental Resource Permitting Rules for a General Permit for Seagrass Restoration

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes to amend portions of Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., and create a new rule. These amendments and new rule will create a new General Permit for Seagrass Restoration. These changes will simplify and clarify rule language, increase efficiency and improve coordination with other agencies for seagrass restoration projects.

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Notice of Rule Development for Rules 62-330.052, .405 and .637, F.A.C., was published on Oct. 11, 2022.

Environmental Resource Permitting - Stormwater 

Chapter and Title Description Information Status/Comments

Chapter 62-330, F.A.C.
Environmental Resource Permitting Rules for Stormwater Design and Operation Regulations (ERP Stormwater) 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the water management districts will be initiating rulemaking as directed by section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida, to update the stormwater design and operation regulations for environmental resource permitting (see section 373.4131(6), F.S., as modified by section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

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Public Meeting Information

Drafts and Documents

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 28, 2022, for a public meeting scheduled for 10am on Dec. 13, 2022.

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on Oct. 19, 2022, for a public meeting held on Nov. 3, 2022.

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on Aug. 15, 2022, for a public meeting held on Aug. 31, 2022.

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on April 27, 2022, for a public meeting held on May 18, 2022.

Notice of Extension for publication of Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on March 31, 2022.

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 11, 2020.

Notice of Public Meeting for Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., was published on July 20, 2020, for two public meetings held on July 30 and Aug. 24, 2020. DEP provided an introductory stormwater rulemaking presentation and outreach to seek public input in advance of formal rulemaking.

Comments and relevant materials will continue to be accepted throughout the rulemaking process. Please send them to: Stormwater2020@FloridaDEP.gov.

View Stormwater Rulemaking Workshop for draft rule language and additional information.

Mitigation Banks

Chapter and Title Description Information Status/Comments

Chapter 62-342, F.A.C.
Mitigation Banks

Section 3, Chapter 2022-215, Laws of Florida, directed the Department of Environmental Protection to adopt and modify rules adopted pursuant to ss. 373.4136 and 373.414, F.S., to ensure that required financial assurances are equivalent and sufficient to provide for the long-term management of mitigation permitted under ss. 373.4136 and 373.414, F.S.

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Notice of Rule Development for Rule 62-342.700, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 14, 2022. 

Onsite Sewage

Chapter and Title Description Information Status/Comments

Chapter 62-6, F.A.C.
Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-6, F.A.C., to reflect legislative changes in accordance with subsection (8) added to section 381.0065, F.S., Private Provider Inspections, Chapter 2022-105, Laws of Florida.

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Public Meeting Information

Drafts and Documents

Notice of Public Workshop/Hearing for Rules 62-6.002, .003, .027 and .030, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 22, 2022, for a public workshop scheduled for 1pm on Dec. 6, 2022.

Notice of Rule Development for Rules 62-6.001 and .024, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 18, 2022, and included a notice of public workshop. The public workshop is scheduled for 1pm on Dec. 6, 2022.

A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on July 19, 2022, to receive comments on the proposed amendments to Chapter 62-6, F.A.C. Comments were due by Aug. 2, 2022. 

Notice of Rule Development for Rules 62-6.002, .003, .027 and .030, F.A.C., was published on July 1, 2022.

View Private Provider Inspections of OSTDS for additional information.

Wastewater

Chapter and Title Description Information Status/Comments

Chapter 62-600, F.A.C.
Domestic Wastewater Facilities

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., Domestic Wastewater Facilities, to update provisions as well as implement the relevant provisions of Florida’s Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

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Public Meeting Information

Drafts and Documents

Amendments to Rules 62-600.200, .300, .400 and 520, F.A.C., became effective on Jan. 16, 2022. Amendments to Rules 62-600.405, .705 and .720, F.A.C., which will require legislative ratification during the 2023 legislative session, were filed Nov. 16, 2021 and are not yet effective.

Amendments to Rules 62-600.410, .680, .700 and .735, F.A.C., became effective Dec. 6, 2021.

Notice of Change for Rule 62-600.200, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 16, 2021.

Notice of Change for Rules 62-600.300 and .400, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 16, 2021.

Notice of Correction for Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 4, 2021.

Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., was published on Sept. 29, 2021.

Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., was published on Sept. 16, 2021.

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., was published on Aug. 19, 2021 to consolidate the two prior Notices of Rule Development.

A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on May 27, 2021, to receive comments on Rule 62-600.705, F.A.C. Comments were due by June 10, 2021.

Notice of Rule Development for Rule 62-600.705, F.A.C., was published on May 13, 2021. The draft rule language was previously presented as Rule 62-600.710, F.A.C., at the March 19, 2021 workshop. 

A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on March 19, 2021, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C. Comments were due by April 2, 2021.

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-600, F.A.C.,was published on Oct. 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on Nov. 19, 2020, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C. Comments were due by Dec. 11, 2020.

Chapter 62-604, F.A.C.
Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-604, F.A.C., Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities, to improve the collection and transmission of domestic wastewater.

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Public Meeting Information

Drafts and Documents

A virtual public workshop was held on Aug. 31, 2022, to receive public comments. Comments were due by Sept. 30, 2022.

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-604, F.A.C., was published on July 29, 2022. A Notice of Public Workshop was published on Aug. 17, 2022.

Chapter 62-610, F.A.C.
Reuse of Reclaimed Water and Land Application - Reuse Phase 2

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments in Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., to update the chapter to be consistent with other Title 62 chapters, correct regulatory references, clarify current language, and require electronic submittal of annual reuse reports through the business portal.

These updates are included in Phase 2 of a two-phase rulemaking effort to adopt recommendations of the Potable Reuse Commission’s 2020 report “Advancing Potable Reuse in Florida: Framework for the Implementation of Potable Reuse in Florida” as required by Florida’s Clean Waterways Act of 2020. 

Contact

Public Meeting Information

Drafts and Documents

Notice of Public Hearing for Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 18, 2022. The virtual hearing is scheduled for 2pm on Jan. 12, 2023.

Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., was published on Oct. 22, 2021.

A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on June 2, 2021, to receive comments on  the proposed amendments to Chapter 62-610, F.A.C. Comments were due by June 16, 2021.

Notice of Rule Development for Rule 62-610.300, F.A.C., was published on May 19, 2021.

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., was published on Nov. 25, 2020, but was revised and republished on Dec. 21, 2020 in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on Jan. 14, 2021, to receive comments on the proposed amendments to Chapter 62-610, F.A.C. Comments were due by Feb. 26, 2021.

View Water Reuse News and Rulemaking Information for additional information.

Chapter 62-621, F.A.C.
Generic Permits – Harmful Algal Blooms Generic Permit

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes to develop and to adopt in Rule 62-621.300, F.A.C., a generic permit authorizing certain activities to control red tide and blue-green algae blooms in Florida’s waterways.

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Notice of Public Hearing for Chapter 62-621, F.A.C., was published on Sept. 21, 2022. The virtual hearing is scheduled for 2pm on April 13, 2023.

Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-621, F.A.C., was published on Feb. 8, 2022. 

Notice of Rule Development for Chapter 62-621, F.A.C., was published on Oct. 15, 2021. Comments were due by Nov. 5, 2021.

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