Contaminating Fresh Waters (Florida)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Contaminating Fresh Waters (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


It is illegal to discharge any dyestuff, coal tar, oil, sawdust, poison, or deleterious substances into any fresh running waters in Florida in quantities sufficient to injure, stupefy, or kill fish. It is not a violation of this section for any person, firm, or corporation engaged in any mining industry to discharge any water handled or used in any branch of such industry on the surface of land where such industry or branch thereof is being carried on under such precautionary measures as shall be approved by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Policy Contact

Department Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Address Farris Bryant Building
Address 2 620 S. Meridian St.
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-1600
Phone (850) 488-4676


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 379.29