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Rule Promulgation

Contact the Statewide Headquarters of the Onsite Sewage Program

  •  850-245-4070



    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Onsite Sewage Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

The Process

When the Department contemplates making a change to the rule, it must publish a Notice of Rule Development. All notices are published in the Florida Administrative Register. The Department will hold a series of public meetings or workshops to develop and refine the actual rule language. At these meetings, the Department's Technical Review and Advisory Panel (TRAP) reviews, comments on, and refines the developing rule language. At a subsequent public meeting, the Department's Variance Review and Advisory Committee reviews and responds back concerning rule language that has been developed through the TRAP. The public is invited to make comments at any of these public meetings. Once these reviews have been completed, the Department publishes a Notice of Rulemaking. The public may also respond with written comments or oral testimony at a public hearing following publication of the Notice of Rulemaking. The Department may make changes to the proposed rule based upon comments received in these venues. Any changes must be published in a Notice of Change. Following publication of these Notices, the Department may file the rule for adoption.

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Proposed Rule


Filing for Adoption

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