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Division of Waste Management Highlights
The Division of Waste Management works closely with the Department's district offices to implement state and federal laws to protect the environment from the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. This includes regulatory programs for waste facilities and pollutant storage systems, and non-regulatory activities such as financial and technical assistance for recycling and waste reduction. The Division also oversees and contracts for the cleanup of sites contaminated with petroleum products, drycleaning solvents, or other hazardous wastes. There are three program areas within the Division of Waste Management – Permitting and Compliance Assistance, Waste Cleanup and Petroleum Restoration. The Division’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 Business Plan outlines the nature of our business, objectives, and specific actions for reaching those objectives. We update this plan regularly to hold ourselves accountable, celebrate our accomplishments, and set new objectives.
In the News Rule Updates

Notice of Acceptance of Applications for Advanced Cleanup of Individual Sites Scheduled for Redevelopment Beginning July 3, 2017 (Posted 06/30/17)

The Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) has provided documentation for information regarding Advanced Cleanup of Individual Sites Scheduled for Redevelopment. Applications may be submitted beginning July 3, 2017. These documents may be updated periodically by the PRP.

Application of Direct Exposure Soil Cleanup Target Levels (Posted 12/18/14)

This memo provides guidance on the application of direct exposure soil cleanup target levels (SCTLs) at sites undergoing cleanup in accordance with Chapter 62-780, F.A.C. It clarifies division procedures with regard to management of soil at different depths and appropriate methods for addressing site closure requirements for soil.

Storage Tank Registration Initiative & Waiver Period for Emergency Generators (Posted 3/17/14)

Many facilities in Florida have added standby or backup generators to their sites to increase their emergency preparedness in the last several or more years. Many of those emergency generators are unregistered, but, have larger fuel tanks that meet the requirements for registration with the Department. The Department is undertaking an outreach initiative to provide basic information and to increase tank registrations where needed for facilities with emergency generators. For a limited time, the Department is also waiving back registration and late fees when you initially register any unregistered emergency generator tanks by June 30, 2014. For more information, please see the information and announcements on the Storage Tanks Compliance Assistance web page.

Urgent Notice from the Director (Posted 2/14/14)

It has come to my attention that some contractors are proceeding to execute change orders without prior approval of site managers in contracted counties. I want to be perfectly clear on this issue: a contractor that unilaterally decides to perform services outside of the scope of an approved work order without getting PRIOR approval from its client: the Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP), does it at its own financial risk. Every change order must have prior approval from the PRP. We are tracking every approved change order since that element has a substantial bearing on the contractor’s encumbrance balance in the Relative Capacity Index algorithm.

In addition, it has also come to my attention that some contractors have let their worker compensation insurance policies lapse therefore continue to perform rehabilitation work at their own financial risk. Until worker’s comp policy renewal proof is submitted, these are unqualified contractors and will not be assigned any work by the Department until proof of their insurance policy renewal is submitted to the PRP. I strongly encourage the contractor community to make sure this issue is fully addressed before our transition to Agency Term Contractors finishes on or about March 1, 2014.

Jorge R. Caspary, P.G.
Division of Waste Management

Next Steps In Procurement of Agency Term Contractors for the Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP)
  • The FDEP has received three notices of intent to protest its recommended awards under the Petroleum ITN.
  • The FDEP anticipates issuing an emergency authorization to proceed to negotiate Agency Term contracts no later than 1/27/2014.
  • After authorization, the FDEP will contact vendors recommended for contract award (“Selected Vendors”) via email, directing Selected Vendors to provide the FDEP Procurement Section with their professionals’ fee schedule. The format for the fee schedule will be provided by FDEP.
  • FDEP will provide a copy of the revised contract, including a Relative Capacity Index (RCI) algorithm and work assignment process, to the Selected Vendors concurrent with the above email.
  • FDEP will contact Selected Vendors in tranches to schedule negotiations. Negotiations may be conducted in person or electronically (by phone and/or email).
  • Individual Agency Term Contract(s) (ATCs) successfully negotiated with Selected Vendors will be executed as approved. Direct assignments to contracted vendors will begin immediately following execution of a contract.
  • If FDEP is unable to negotiate a satisfactory contract with a Selected Vendor, negotiations will be terminated and no contract issued.
  • FDEP intends to finalize contract negotiations by 3/01/2014.
  • Tasks with costs estimated not to exceed $195,000 will be directly assigned by the PRP to an ATC vendor applying an RCI algorithm as described in the resulting contract.
  • Tasks with costs estimated to exceed $195,000 will be directly assigned after a request for quote process (eQuote process) has been completed. Invitations to participate in the eQuote process will be sent to the top 3 ATC vendors pursuant to an RCI algorithm as described in the resulting contracts.

2013 Year End Procurement Update (Posted 12/31/13)
New Memo on Geology Practice (Posted 01/16/14)
Memo on Health and Safety for Programs under Divisional Management (Posted 01/03/14)
Memo Regarding Site Closure with Conditions

Site Closure Concerns from Jorge Caspary (Dated 11/01/13)

Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) for 62-772.300

Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) for 62-772.400

"ICPG" - Institutional Controls Procedures Guidance (July 2016)
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Presentation from ICPG Webinar (September 12, 2012)

Public Notification of Discovery of Contamination

DEP is expanding its Public Notification process to advise property owners if pollution has been found on their property or in their neighborhood. The sites that were under assessment when the pollution was found are listed on the Property Owner Notification of Discovery of Pollution.

Guidance for Contamination Notification - November 14, 2008

Rulemaking Underway

Recently Adopted Rules

List of All Waste Management Rules

Last updated: September 21, 2017


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2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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