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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 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

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-550 F.A.C. was published on December 4, but was revised and republished on December 21, 2020  in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-550, F.A.C.

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Jamie Shakar no later than February 26, 2021.

 See the Water Reuse News & Rulemaking Information webpage for additional details.

Updated: January 20, 2021

62-555
Permitting, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Public Water Systems – Reuse Phase 2

The 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

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-555 F.A.C. was published on December 4, but was revised and republished on December 21, 2020  in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-555, F.A.C.

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Jamie Shakar no later than February 26, 2021.

 See the Water Reuse News & Rulemaking Information webpage for additional details.

Updated: January 20, 2021

 

Environmental Resource Permitting Stormwater Rulemaking

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments
Environmental Resource Permitting Rules for Stormwater Design and Operation Regulations (ERP Stormwater)  The 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

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for February 25, 2021, was published in the FAR February 12, 2021. 

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for January 27, 2021, was published in the FAR January 15, 2021. 

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for December 15, 2020, was published in the FAR December 8, 2020. 

A  Notice of Rule Development for 62-330 F.A.C. was published on November 19, 2020.

A Notice of Public Meeting for ERP Stormwater rulemaking was published on July 20, 2020, for two public meetings (July 30 & August 24, 2020). The Department 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. 

Please visit the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)  webpage for additional information.

Updated: March 5, 2021

 

Wastewater

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments

62-600
Domestic Wastewater Facilities

The 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).

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Public Workshop for Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., was published on March 4, 2021. The department will present an overview of the draft amendments and take public comment. Please submit any written comments no later than April 2, 2021, to Maurice Barker. The meeting will be held virtually by webinar on March 19, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Register for the March 19 Workshop!

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-600 F.A.C. was published on October 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on November 19, 2020, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C.

Comments were due by December 11, 2020.

Updated: March 4, 2021

62-600
Domestic Wastewater Facilities – Reuse Phase 2

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments in Chapter 62-600, 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

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-600 F.A.C. (Reuse Phase 2) was published on November 25, 2020, but was revised and republished on December 21, 2020  in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C. 

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Alexandra Spencer no later than February 26, 2021.

 See the Water Reuse News & Rulemaking Information webpage for additional details.


Updated: February 3, 2021

62-604
Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-604, F.A.C., Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities, to update provisions as well as implement the relevant provisions of Florida’s Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Public Workshop for Chapter 62-604, F.A.C., was published on March 4, 2021. The department will present an overview of the draft amendments and take public comment. Please submit any written comments no later than April 2, 2021, to Maurice Barker. The meeting will be held virtually by webinar on March 19, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Register for the March 19 Workshop!

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-604 F.A.C. was published on October 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on November 19, 2020, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-604, F.A.C.

Comments were due by December 11, 2020.

Updated: March 4, 2021

62-610
Reuse of Reclaimed Water and Land Application - Reuse Phase 1

The 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.

Two separate rulemaking efforts, Phase 1 and Phase 2, will be undertaken by the Department in order to amend this chapter. Phase I does not include amendments for potable reuse.

Phase II will include all the proposed amendments 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. Phase II will be announced later in 2020.

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The Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-610 F.A.C. was published on December 15, 2020 in the FAR.

Notice of Rule Development for Ch. 62-610 F.A.C., which included notice of public workshop, was published in the FAR on October 5, 2020.  A virtual public workshop for Phase 1 rulemaking was held on October 23, 2020, at 9:30 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-610, F.A.C. Comments were due by October 30, 2020.

See the Water Reuse News & Rulemaking Information webpage for additional details.

Updated: December 18, 2020

62-610
Reuse of Reclaimed Water and Land Application - Reuse Phase 2

The 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

Drafts and Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-610 F.A.C. (Reuse Phase 2) was published on November 25, 2020, but was revised and republished on December 21, 2020 in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-610, F.A.C.

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Alexandra Spencer no later than February 26, 2021.

See the Water Reuse News & Rulemaking Information webpage for additional details.

Updated:  January 20, 2021

62-620.610
General Conditions for All Permits

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Rule 62-620.610, F.A.C., General Conditions for All Permits, to revise the general condition for reporting noncompliance such as sanitary sewer overflows, spills, and unauthorized discharges, including the incorporation of the public notification of pollution provisions of Section 403.077, Florida Statutes.

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Public Workshop for Rule 62-620.610, F.A.C., was published on March 4, 2021. The department will present an overview of the draft amendments and take public comment. Please submit any written comments no later than April 2, 2021, to Maurice Barker. The meeting will be held virtually by webinar on March 19, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Register for the March 19 Workshop!

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-620.610 F.A.C. was published on October 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on November 19, 2020, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-620.610, F.A.C.

Comments were due by December 11, 2020.

 Updated: March 4, 2021

62-625
Pretreatment Requirements for Existing and Other Sources of Pollution – Reuse Phase 2

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments in Chapter 62-625, 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

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-625 F.A.C. was published on November 25, 2020, but was revised and republished on December 21, 2020  in order to reschedule the included notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on January 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-625, F.A.C. 

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Alexandra Spencer no later than February 26, 2021.

See the Water Reuse News & Rulemaking Information webpage for additional details.


Updated: January 20, 2021

62-640
Biosolids

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-640, F.A.C., Biosolids, to revise monitoring and permitting criteria for the land application and management of biosolids. The proposed amendments also address biosolids provisions from Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida.

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Public Meeting for Chapter 62-640, F.A.C., was published on March 1, 2021. The department will present the proposed amendments to the public. The meeting will be held virtually by webinar on May 27, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Register for the May 27 Meeting!

Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-640 F.A.C. was published on December 3, 2020.  The notice contains the text of the proposed rule. A Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) for the proposed rule was prepared. 

A public workshop was held September 18, 2020, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-640, F.A.C. Comments were due by October 19, 2020.

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for 62-640 F.A.C. was published on September 4, 2020 for the September 18, 2020 workshop/webinar. 

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-640 F.A.C. was published on April 14, 2020, amendments consider the provisions of combined Senate Bill/House Bill 712, Section 16, relating to biosolids management, in addition to recommendations of the Biosolids Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).      

See the Chapter 62-640, F.A.C., Rulemaking webpage for additional details.

 Updated: March 1, 2020

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