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2012 Florida Statutes

Research, development, and demonstration permits.
F.S. 403.70715
403.70715 Research, development, and demonstration permits.
(1) The department may issue a research, development, and demonstration permit to the owner or operator of any solid waste management facility or hazardous waste management facility who proposes to utilize an innovative and experimental solid waste treatment technology or process for which permit standards have not been promulgated. Permits shall:
(a) Provide for construction and operation of the facility for not longer than 3 years, renewable no more than 3 times.
(b) Provide for the receipt and treatment by the facility of only those types and quantities of solid waste which the department deems necessary for purposes of determining the performance capabilities of the technology or process and the effects of such technology or process on human health and the environment.
(c) Include requirements the department deems necessary which may include monitoring, operation, testing, financial responsibility, closure, and remedial action.
(2) The department may apply the criteria set forth in this section in establishing the conditions of each permit without separate establishment of rules implementing such criteria.
(3) For the purpose of expediting review and issuance of permits under this section, the department may, consistent with the protection of human health and the environment, modify or waive permit application and permit issuance requirements, except that there shall be no modification or waiver of regulations regarding financial responsibility or of procedures established regarding public participation.
(4) The department may order an immediate termination of all operations at the facility at any time upon a determination that termination is necessary to protect human health and the environment.
History.s. 35, ch. 86-186; s. 80, ch. 88-130; s. 20, ch. 2007-184.
Note.Former s. 403.7221.