How to Register:
Registration requirements have changed starting in 2009. Here's exactly what you have to do:
Fill out form
“8700-12FL - Florida Notification of Regulated Waste Activity.” Directions for filling out the entire form are
A Spanish translation of the instructions can be found
for help filling out the mercury handling portion of this form.
If you are a transporter or transfer facility: submit a completed
with your annual 8700-12FL form.
If you are a handler facility only: submit only the 8700-12FL form. No checklist is required.
WHO NEEDS TO REGISTER:
For-Hire Handler Facilities
Reverse Distribution Program Sponsors
must annually register with the Department.
Transporters: persons engaged in the off-site transportation of universal waste mercury-containing
lamps or devices to a handler or universal waste mercury-containing lamp or device destination facility [62-737.200(33) and 400(3), F.A.C.],
Transfer Facilities: in-state transportation-related facilities including loading docks, parking areas,
storage areas, and other similar areas, including those designated at lamp generator facilities during relamping activities,
where shipments of universal waste lamps or devices are held during the normal course of transportation for more than 24 hours,
but less than 10 days [62-737.200(32) and 400(3), F.A.C.],
For-Hire Handler Facilities: persons that receive universal waste lamps or devices from other handlers,
accumulate and manage these lamps and devices, and ship them to a universal waste lamp or device destination facility [62-737.200(31)
and 400(3), F.A.C.], and
Sponsors of Reverse Distribution Programs: manufacturers or distributors that sponsor a product stewardship
program in which a manufacturer or distributor, including a person distributing lamps to its subsidiary facilities, or a group of
manufacturers or distributors, acting together or through a trade organization, assumes responsibility and provides for the collection
of spent mercury-containing lamps or devices at its own facility or facilities that are designated by it, for the purposes of recovering
and reclaiming the mercury from such lamps or devices [62-737.200(23) and 400(3), F.A.C]
A person or company may register as both a transporter and a handler facility on the same registration form. A for-hire handler facility
storing 2,000 kilograms or more of lamps or 100 kilograms or more of devices will also be subject to the one-time $1000.00 registration
fee, operational plan and closure plan (including financial assurance) requirements under paragraph 62-737.400(3)(a)3., F.A.C.
WHEN SHOULD YOU REGISTER:
Registration period is from January 1 - March 1 annually. Facilities registering for the first time can submit a registration form anytime during the year.
TRANSPORTER INFORMATION CHECK LIST:
The Department also requires that all transporters and transfer facilities complete the attached/enclosed Transporter Information Check List
and return it along with the registration form. This information will be used to evaluate compliance with 62-737.400(1)(b), F.A.C. Out-of-state
transporters need to submit verification from their state environmental agencies that the agency is aware of the transporter's lamp and/or
device transport and handling activities. Out-of-state and in-state transporters need to provide the Department with the name of the recycling
facility(ies) receiving the lamps and/or devices. Your transporter registration will not be issued until you complete and return the checklist.
Handlers who are not engaging in transport activities need not complete this form.