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Hazardous waste is regulated by the federal government and can be found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Parts 260 to 271. The State of Florida has adopted by reference portions of the federal regulations into its Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Rule 62-730.

Hazardous waste is identified by one of two ways. Your waste is considered hazardous if it can be found on lists published in the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 261). If your waste cannot be identified on one of the hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity.

In general, hazardous waste generators are broken into three categories based upon the quantity of hazardous waste generated per month.

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Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

Ensuring that hazardous wastes are handled in accordance with Federal and State rules and laws is the responsibility of the Compliance and Enforcement Sub-Section of the DEP. This group interacts with the public and with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) branch of the Federal EPA to develop policies and guidance, to provide compliance assistance to the public and the regulated community, and to enforce the laws regulating the handling of hazardous waste. RCRA resources include:

Last updated: November 22, 2016

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8705 MS #4565


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2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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