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The Florida Handbook of Solid and Hazardous Waste Regulation: Table of Contents

Michael T. Olexa and Christopher Hill

Table of Contents

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  • Introduction [FE759]
  • Overview [FE760]
  • Federal Legislation [FE761]
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [FE762]
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) [FE763]
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) [FE764]
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) [FE765]
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) [FE766]
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act (HMTAA) [FE767]
  • Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) [FE768]
  • Ocean Dumping Act (ODA) [FE769]
  • Clean Water Act (CWA) [FE770]
  • Federal Agencies [FE771]
  • State Regulation [FE772]
  • State Agency Structuring [FE773]
  • Local Government Structuring [FE774]
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Disposal [FE775]
  • Special Waste Disposal [FE776]
  • Underground Storage Tanks [FE777]
  • Biological and Animal Waste Disposal [FE778]
  • Residual Waste Disposal [FE779]
  • Composting [FE780]
  • Sewage Disposal Systems [FE781]
  • State Agencies [FE782]
  • Private Regulation [FE783]
  • List of Acronyms [FE784]
  • Glossary [FE785]
  • Contact Agencies [FE786]


This handbook is designed to provide an accurate summary of the principal Florida laws that directly or indirectly relate to agriculture and a basic overview of many rights and responsibilities that farmers and farmland owners have under Florida laws. Many readers may value this handbook because it informs them about these rights and responsibilities, and it provides them with the appropriate contacts for more detailed information. However, the reader should be aware that because the laws, administrative rulings, and court decisions on which this handbook is based are subject to constant revision, portions of this handbook could become outdated at any time.


The authors are indebted to the personnel of both state and federal agencies who gave of their time and advice in the preparation of this handbook. The authors are also indebted to the O. R. and Shirley Minton and the James S. and Dorothy F. Wershow Endowments for funding assistance in the development of this handbook, and Andra Johnson, Ph.D., dean and professor, Office of Dean for Extension and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

Publication #FE758

Release Date:June 18, 2024

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This handbook is distributed with the understanding that the authors are not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and that the information contained herein should not be regarded or relied on as a substitute for professional advice. This handbook is not all-inclusive in providing information to achieve compliance with laws and regulations governing the practice of agriculture.

For these reasons, using these materials constitutes an agreement to hold harmless the authors, the Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the University of Florida for any liability claims, damages, or expenses that may be incurred by any person or party as a result of reference to or reliance on the information contained in this handbook.

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About this Publication

This is EDIS document FE758, a publication of the Food and Resource Economics Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date November 2008. Revised March 2023. Please visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


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