Legislative Updates

The information on this website was provided by our volunteer members. If you have additional or more current information to share, please send it to [email protected]. For a complete and up-to-date list of Florida Senate and House bills, refer to https://www.flsenate.gov/ or https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/.

PFAS Bill – Failed

PFAS Bill CS for SB 1054 – Failed

  • Would have required FDEP to adopt SCTLs and GCTLs for PFOA and PFOS
  • Would have required legislative ratification of CTLs
  • Would have prevented state or local government action to enforce cleanup costs or site
  • Rehabilitation until legislative ratification of CTLs
  • Bill died in Appropriates late in the session

Changes to NESHAP AAA

The 2020 changes to NESHAP AAAA will take effect in September 2021. US EPA has released another Regulation Navigation tool for air quality regulations – National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Subpart AAAA: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.

These online, interactive software programs are designed to help owners and operators of selected air quality regulations determine their personalized requirements by answering successive questions about their equipment/facilities. Note that the tool is not capable of storing or saving the information used. Owners/operators will need to print the results for their records. All of the tools can be found at https://lnkd.in/gK3ftig.

Legislative Session Update

Posted 3/10/21

Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session began on March 2. Lawmakers are currently gathering to debate state policy, amend existing laws and pass new ones. Several of the senate and house bills that will be discussed over the next 60 days will directly impact the solid waste industry and SWANA FL members. Below is a list of bills we thought you may be interested in learning more about. 

SB 594 / HB 6027 – Preemption of Recyclable and Polystyrene Materials
HB 331 / SB 694 – Displacement of Private Waste Companies
HB 91 – Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving
SB 1054 – Brownfield Site Rehabilitation (PFAS)
SB 136 – Energy 2040 Task Force
HB 283 / SB 720 – State Renewable Energy Goals
SB 896 – Renewable Natural Gas
HB 539 – Renewable Energy
HB 1369 – Disposal of Food Waste Materials
SB 1764 – Recycling of Organic Waste Material

FDEP Rulemaking Update

Updated 2/18/21


  • Request for Qualification (RFQ) – DEP has issued an RFQ requesting responses from qualified vendors pursuant to 62-787, F.A.C for Professional Services for Waste Management/Waste Cleanup Programs, Advertisement Number: RFQ 2021010.
  • Ethanol/Biodiesel Program
    Provides guidance and information on the new Ethanol/Biodiesel Program effective July 1, 2020.

Rulemaking Underway

Recently Adopted Rules