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Chapter 62-716, F.A.C. Rulemaking Corner of Tab Highlights

Proposed Amendments to Solid Waste Grants Rule

In 1988, the Legislature created a large grant program to help counties and municipalities develop recycling and education programs, along with lesser grants for waste tire programs and to help small counties manage solid waste. The Department adopted Chapter 62-716 to implement all of these grants programs. Over time, funding for the recycling and education grants declined, and a few years ago the Legislature stopped funding them altogether. This rule chapter is being amended to delete obsolete references to grants that no longer exist.

In 2010, the Legislature modified annual county solid waste management and recycling reporting requirements. The Legislature also directed the Department to adopt rules establishing the method and criteria to be used by counties in calculating their recycling rates. This rule is being amended to address both the modified reporting requirements and the calculation of county recycling rates.

Additionally, the 2010 Legislature required public sector entities (such as schools, state and local government agencies) to annually report to counties how much material they recycle using the Department's designated reporting format. The Legislature also encouraged, but did not require, private businesses to annually report to counties how much material they recycle using the Department's designated reporting format. This rule is being amended to include the reporting formats for both the public sector and the private businesses.

The 2010 Legislature created a voluntary certification program for materials recovery facilities. The rule is being amended to include the qualifications for certification and the application form for certification.

Rule Development Workshops

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010: A rule development workshop was held on September 30, 2010, at the Orlando City Hall. The following draft documents were available for the workshop:

JANUARY 19, 2012: Another rule development workshop was held on this date in Tallahassee in DEP's offices at 2600 Blair Stone Road. The workshop covered Chapter 62-716 and 62-722 (Regulation of Recovered Materials). The public attended the workshop either in person or via webinar. The following documents were available for the workshop/webinar:

Additionally, the following items are available:

JULY 27, 2012: Another rule development workshop/webinar was held on this date in Tallahassee in DEP’s offices at 2600 Blair Stone Road. The workshop covered Chapter 62-716 and 62-722 (Regulation of Recovered Materials). The public attended this workshop either in person or via webinar. The following documents were available for the workshop/webinar:


Additionally, the following items are available:


Notice of Proposed Rule

JUNE 3, 2013: The Department published in the Florida Administrative Register a Notice of Proposed Rule for Chapter 62-716 and Chapter 62-722. The proposed rules take into account the feedback the Department received as a result of the three rule development workshops discussed above.

If requested within 21 days of the above notice (by June 24), a hearing will be held on June 27, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Department’s Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 609, Tallahassee, Florida. (If not requested, this hearing will not be held.)

Following are links to the notices along with some other related documents:

Forms referenced in the proposed 62-716 rule:

Forms referenced in the proposed 62-722 rule:


Contact regarding the proposed rule:

Ron Henricks
Waste Reduction Section
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Mail Station 4555
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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Ron.Henricks@dep.state.fl.us

Last updated: September 26, 2013

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