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Drinking Water

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments
62-550 
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 NOPR for 62-550, F.A.C., was published March 31, 2022, in the F.A.R.

Notice of Public Meeting for 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, at 10 a.m. ET 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 62-550 F.A.C. was published on Dec. 4, 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, at 11 a.m. 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.

62-555
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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Drafts and Documents

Notice of Extension for publication of NOPR for 62-555  F.A.C. was published March 31, 2022, in the FAR.

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

Notice of Rule Development for Rules 62-555.316 F.A.C, 62-555.317 F.A.C, & 62-555.318 F.A.C was published on May 19, 2021, and included a notice of public workshop.

Notice of Public Meeting for 62-555, F.A.C. was published on May 19, 2021. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on June 2, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET 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 62-555 F.A.C. was published on Dec. 4, 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, at 11 a.m. 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 Stormwater Rulemaking

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments
62-330
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

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for 62-330 F.A.C. on May 18, 2022 was published in the FAR April 27, 2022.

Notice of Extension for publication of NOPR for 62-330 F.A.C. was published March 31, 2022, in the FAR.

Notice of Public Meeting for 62-330 F.A.C. (ERP Stormwater) rulemaking was published on July 20, 2020, for two public meetings (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.

Separate rule development workshops will be held at later dates following the initiation of rule development. 

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

Onsite Sewage

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments

62-6
Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-6, F.A.C., to incorporate the most recent scientific information available and implement the relevant provisions of Florida’s Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

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Drafts and Documents

Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-6.001 F.A.C. was published on April 01, 2022, in the FAR. Comments were due by April 22, 2022.

Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-6.004, .005, .009, .010, .0101, .012, .013, .014 and .025 F.A.C. was published on April 01, 2022, in the FAR. Comments were due by April 22, 2022.

Notice of Extension for publication of NOPR was published March 31, 2022, in the FAR.

Notice of Rule Development for 62-6 F.A.C. was published on Dec. 20, 2021, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on Jan. 25, 2022, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-6, F.A.C.

Comments were due by Feb. 18, 2022.

Wastewater

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments

62-600
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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Drafts and Documents

Amendments to Rules 62-600.200, .300, .400 and 520, F.A.C., became effective Jan. 16, 2022. Amendments to Rules 62-600.405, .705 and .720, 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. 06, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

Notice of Rule Development for Rule 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 the proposed Rule 62-600.705, F.A.C. Comments were due no later than 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, at 10 a.m. ET 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 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.

62-610
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. 

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Drafts and Documents

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

A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on June 2, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET to receive comments on 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 62-610 F.A.C. (Reuse Phase 2) 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, at 11 a.m. ET to receive comments on 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.

62-621
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 Proposed Rule for 62-621 F.A.C. was published on Feb. 08, 2022, in the FAR. 

Notice of Rule Development for 62-621 F.A.C. was published on Oct. 15, 2021, in the FAR.

Comments were due by Nov. 05, 2021.

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