- The Department has published the
Florida Guide to Writing a Waste Minimization Plan
This publication is a voluntary guide to help facilities develop a waste minimization plan. It contains a brief description of
waste minimization, the legal requirements of large quantity generators (LQGs), ten steps to writing and implementing a waste
minimization plan, and actual examples from Florida LQGs. While the guide was written for LQGs, it can be used by any business
that produces waste.
School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education, is coordinating
a school science laboratory cleanout endeavor as part of the federal Environmental Protection Agency's School Chemical Cleanout
Campaign, or SC3 Program.
Petroleum Storage Tank Regulation Program
This section is responsible for implementing the state's above- and below-ground storagetank regulation program. The section
manages rule development and provides technical assistance and training to the district offices and local governments in all
aspects of storage tank regulation. It administers a registration fee program for storage tanks and dry cleaners. The section
contracts with local governments to conduct compliance inspections and enforcement activities. The section is also responsible
for determining eligibility, scoring, and ranking of sites that apply for state funded petroleum contamination cleanup assistance.
Dry Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Program
The Florida Legislature has established a state-funded program to cleanup properties that are contaminated as a result of the
operations of a drycleaning facility or wholesale supply facility (Chapter 376, Florida Statutes). The program is administered
by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department). The statute was sponsored by the drycleaning industry to
address environmental, economic, and liability issues resulting from drycleaning solvent contamination. The program limits
the liability of the owner, operator and real property owner of drycleaning or wholesale supply facilities for cleanup of
drycleaning solvent contamination if the parties meet the conditions stated in the law.
Compliance Assistance for Dry Cleaning Facilities
Drycleaning operations often use chemicals that produce wastes that will pollute the environment if not managed properly.
This link provides resources to help drycleaning facilities to comply with applicable rules and regulations regarding those wastes.
Small Business Assistance Program
The Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) is an integral part of the Office of Air Programs, Communication and Outreach.
The Program was established by Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The SBAP provides technical and regulatory
assistance to small businesses.
Industrial Wastewater Pre-treatment Program
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in its role as approval authority, oversees the development and implementation
of local pretreatment programs in the state. These local pretreatment programs are developed and implemented in accordance with Chapter
62-625, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), §403.0885, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code,
§1251 et seq.).
Lead in Shooting Ranges
Florida depends on groundwater for its drinking water supply, and on surface water for the outdoor recreation industry. High rainfall
and acidic conditions, typical in Florida, cause lead to be more mobile in the environment. Therefore, proper management of outdoor
shooting ranges is especially important in the Sunshine State.
Compliance Assistance for Auto Repair Shops -
The Compliance Assistance for Auto Repair program is designed to improve environmental compliance at automotive repair shops. The program
has a number of resources, including a workbook and self-audit checklist to help a shop manager evaluate the shop's compliance with
Compliance Assistance Program for Automotive Recyclers -
Automotive recyclers play a valuable role by rebuilding, recovering, and reselling usable parts, and recycling materials that cannot be
reused in their present form. Vehicle recyclers can improve the quality of our environment through good waste management practices. This
link contains a self-audit workbook and checklist along with other valuable resources to assist automotive recyclers to protect the environment
and to maintain compliance with environmental regulations.