Inspections and Compliance


The Alachua County Hazardous Materials Management Code (HMMC) was initially adopted on April 8th, 1991 and revised on January 25th, 2000.

The primary objectives of the HMMC are to:

  • Protect public health & safety through preservation of the soils, air, groundwater and surface waters of the county.
  • 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.

Please email us at to obtain a copy of the Hazardous Materials Storage Facility Notification Form

Inspections and Compliance

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Facilities are inspected for compliance with Alachua County’s Hazardous Materials Management Code, Florida Administrative Code 62-730 and CFR 40, Parts 260 – 271 for Hazardous Wastes.

Regulated facilities are classified according to the type of business, number of employees, number of service vehicles associated with the business, and storage tanks. There are currently 6 classes within the Hazardous Materials Management Code (AA, A, B, C, D, T). There are over 1,200 regulated facilities in Alachua County. Facilities are inspected on a rotating schedule.

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 routine HMMC inspections. Currently our database includes approximately 1116 Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG), 78 Small Quantity Generator (SQG) and 12 Large Quantity (LQG). Approximately 40% of the generators are inspected annually. FDEP maintains a list of fact sheets and best management practices for generators of hazardous waste.


Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Links

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Links

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