Inspections and Compliance
Hazardous Materials Management Code
The Alachua County Hazardous Materials Management Code (HMMC) was initially adopted on April 15, 1991 and revised on January 25, 2000.
The primary objectives of the HMMC are to:
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- Regulate the management of hazardous materials to prevent discharges to the environment.
- Provide uniform standards for the proper storage, handling and monitoring hazardous materials on a county-wide basis.
- Provide Alachua County with legal authority to establish environmental monitoring, remediation, and closure requirements for contaminated sites.
HazMat Facility Inspections
Regulated facilities are classified according to type of business, number of employees and vehicles associated with the business. There are currently 6 classes within the HMMC (AA, A, B, C, D, T). There are over
1100 regulated facilities in Alachua County. Facilities are inspected on a rotating
Map of Active Hazmat Sites
Helpful Hazmat Facility Links
Hazardous Waste Small Quantity Generator Program
As required by Chapter 403.f.s. Alachua County conducts inspections of facilities that generate hazardous waste in Alachua County. These inspections are conducted in conjunction with the routine HMMC inspections. Currently our database includes approximately 1050 Conditional Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG), 60 small Quantity Generator (SQG) and 10 large Quantitity (LQG). Approximatley 40% of the generators are inspected annually. FDEP maintains a list of fact sheets and best management practices for generators of hazardous waste.
Enhanced Small Quantity Generator Inspection Program
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department's Water Resources Section obtained a Grant for an Enhanced Small Quantity Generator Inspection Program from FDEP in Tallahassee this year. ACEPD inspectors received additional training for conducting Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance inspections. Inspection information is transmitted weekly to FDEP for feedback and for updates to the FDEP database. Implementation of this program further enhances EPD and FDEP interagency cooperation and reduces duplication of efforts.