Effective date: 7/31/2018

    (1) Any owner or operator of a materials recovery facility that wishes to participate in the voluntary certification program established in section 403.705(4), F.S., shall submit an application electronically or on paper for certification using Form 62-716.470, Application for Voluntary Materials Recovery Facility Certification, effective [7-31-18], hereby adopted and incorporated by reference (http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08861). Copies of this form are available on the internet at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/forms/pages/62-716.htm or by contacting the Waste Reduction and Registration Section, MS #4555, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. This form may be submitted along with a request to modify the facility’s permit, or it may be submitted as part of a new or renewal permit application.
    (2) To qualify for certification, the owner or operator must demonstrate that:
    (a) The facility recycles at least 50% of the municipal solid waste received, on an average annual basis, as reported on Form 62-701.900(7), Annual Report for a Construction and Demolition Debris Facility, as required by paragraph 62-701.710(8)(b), F.A.C., which is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference; and,
    (b) Neither the facility nor the owner or operator have been the subject of a formal enforcement action that resulted in a finding that a violation of Florida statutes, rules, orders, or permit conditions occurred within 12 months prior to the submittal of the certification application.
    (3) Where the applicant qualifies for certification in accordance with subsection (2), above, the certification shall be issued for the corresponding calendar year. The department will annually verify eligibility for certification via the form referenced in paragraph (2)(a), to determine the continued eligibility of the certificate holder during the tenure of its permits. Where the certificate holder qualifies for certification for subsequent calendar years during the tenure of its permit, a certification shall be issued annually for each of the corresponding subsequent calendar years.
Rulemaking authorized by Florida Statutes § 403.704. Implements Florida Statutes § 403.705, 403.7032, 403.706. History”‘New 12-17-13, Amended 7-31-18.