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CS/CS/SB 682 — Fossil Fuel Combustion Products

by Community Affairs Committee; Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee; and Senator Simpson

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee (EP)

The bill creates s. 403.7047, F.S., to provide for the regulation of fossil fuel combustion products (FFCPs) and to define the beneficial uses of FFCPs. The beneficial uses include:

  • Asphalt, concrete or cement products, flowable fill, roller-compacted concrete;
  • Structural fill and pavement aggregate;
  • Waste stabilization or cover material used for lined Class I or II landfills; and
  • Building products that include roofing materials, blasting grit, aggregate in products, wallboard, plastic paints, and insulation products. 

The bill specifies that the beneficial use of FFCPs is not subject to regulation as a solid or hazardous waste under Part IV of ch. 403, F.S.; however, FFCPs are subject to air pollution control limits, national pollution discharge elimination systems permits, and water quality certification pursuant to s. 401 of the Clean Water Act. The bill also exempts disposal facilities that accept FFCPs from the prohibition on hazardous waste landfills in Florida. 

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 81-36