Notice of Public Webinar Meeting on Site Assessment for December 19th, 2013
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) announces a public
meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
PLACE: Meeting will take place online as a webinar
Meeting ID: 145-897-658
To join the teleconference call: 1(888)670-3525, Participant code: 5635144315#
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: PRP will facilitate a discussion regarding state-funded petroleum contamination site assessment including
low scored assessments.
NOTE: There will be no discussion regarding bidding, procurement, or contracting.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Diane Pickett at (850)245-8893 or
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting
is asked to advise the agency at least 1 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Diane Pickett at
If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Diane Pickett at (850)245-8893 at
- General Assessment Information
- Specific Assessment Issues
- TSAR/Report Requirements
Invitations to Bid
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection released 8 Invitations to Bid (ITB) for
Petroleum Restoration Services. Organizations interested in participating in these procurement opportunities may view and download the
subject solicitations from the Florida Department of Management Services Vendor Bid System at:
DEP Solicitation No. 2014004C
Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for Petroleum
Contamination Site Response Action Services
NOTE: Addendum No. 2 for the subject Solicitation was uploaded
to the Department of Management Services Vendor Bid System (VBS) on October 24, 2013,
and can be accessed by going to the MyFlorida link below and following the
instructions included herein.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
released DEP Solicitation No. 2014004C entitled “Invitation to Negotiate (ITN)
for Petroleum Contamination Site Response Action Services” on Thursday,
October 3, 2013. All vendors interested in responding to this solicitation
should visit the Department of Management Services (DMS) Vendor Bid System (VBS)
to obtain access to the full solicitation document. The VBS can be found at
the following web address:
Once you have accessed the VBS, the following steps should be taken:
- Select the “Department of Environmental Protection” from the Agency dropdown list.
- Click on the “Initiate Search” button at the bottom of the screen.
- From the list of competitive solicitations that will appear, select the solicitation “2014004C” hot link to reach the advertisement.
- At the bottom of the advertisement will be a list of the downloadable files for the advertisement.
- Click on the document(s) that appear to access the ITN.
- Return to this site periodically to check for additional documents that may be added over the course of the solicitation period.
The attached Excel spreadsheet must be downloaded and used by organizations
submitting the pricing information required for DEP Solicitation No.
2014004C. When using this spreadsheet, do not utilize the drag and fill
option available in Excel. Click each yellow highlighted cell directly to
enter your information. The spreadsheet has been setup to help identify
completion of all fields requiring a response.
Attachment E-2, Second Revised Schedule of Pay Item Prices
Rule Development Workshop for Rules
62.761 - Underground Storage Tank Systems &
62.762 - Aboveground Storage Tank Systems
The Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program will be conducting workshops on the Underground and Aboveground
Storage Tank rules on December 17, 2013. The workshop will begin with the Underground Storage Tank Systems rule from 8:30 a.m.
until no later than 11:30 a.m. The workshop for the Aboveground Storage Tank Systems rule will begin at 1:00 p.m. until no later
than 4:30 p.m. The Workshops will be held in Room 609, Bob Martinez Building, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL.
Comments on the proposed rules should be forwarded via email to the Rule Manager, William E. Burns, Jr.,
and will be accepted until January 10, 2014, at 5:00 pm eastern. Comments received will be posted to this website on or about January 17, 2014.
Chapter 62-761, F.A.C., webinar attendee information* 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (EST):
with audio via call in number (888)670-3525 passcode: 8135053297 then #.
Chapter 62-762, F.A.C., webinar attendee information* 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EST):
with audio via call in number (888)670-3525 passcode: 8135053297 then #.
* Due to limited availability, please register early.
Rule 62-761 Workshop Draft
Rule 62-762 Workshop Draft
Proposed Closure Evaluation Guidance
Link to the proposed revision to the “Storage Tank System Closure Assessment Requirements”, April 1998.
Rulemaking Hearing for October 28th
A rulemaking hearing for 62-771 and 62-772 will be held on October 28th, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. in Room 170 of the Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida
Petroleum Restoration Program Announcement
UPDATE (10/04/13): Notice of Proposed Rules published in Florida Administrative Register:
UPDATE (10/01/13): Information concerning various areas of the program in response to public interest:
Draft language for amendments to Chapter 62-771 and new Chapter 62-772
The draft rules were sent to Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (OFARR) on Friday, September 27, 2013. The Department will wait 7 days before publishing the proposed rules in the Florida Administrative Register. Also included below are the proposed evaluation forms.
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), through directives from the 2013 Legislature, has determined that the Petroleum Restoration Program must provide for fiscal accountability for its expenditures, lower the cost of site cleanup, and prioritize those sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment. With these goals in mind, the Program is developing new rules and policies that change the way site cleanup work is procured, performed, and prioritized.
Procurement of Site Cleanup Services:
Based on the Legislative directive, all future work in the Program must be competitively procured. There are different methods the Program plans to obtain cleanup services:
- Develop a pool of competitively procured, qualified contractors (Agency Term Contractors) divided into three regions across the state, through a procurement process consistent with s. 287.057, F.S. The Notice of Solicitation was published in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) on September 4, 2013. The solicitation will be published in the Vendor Bid System on or after September 16.
Develop formal competitive solicitations outside of the term contracts, where vendors meeting the minimum qualification requirements would be eligible to compete for the projects. At this time, 74 sites are in various stages of the procurement process:
- 24 sites are currently in the process of approving Scopes of Work or the procurement process has begun.
- 50 sites are being evaluated for the suitability of work and the Scopes of Work will be drafted as appropriate
- In addition, seven sites have been assigned to a forensics contractor to determine the age of releases or to refine a site assessment.
In order to effectively implement the changes necessary to meet the established goals, the Department is currently working on two Rules, Chapter 62-771, Florida Administrative Code (Ch 62-771), and Ch 62-772. Ch 62-780 is no longer being considered for modification.
- Ch 62-771, the “Scoring Rule”, is being revised to prioritize funding and rehabilitation work to sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment, and to re-evaluate the site’s priority funding order once the threat has been evaluated and satisfactorily addressed.
- Ch 62-772, the “Procurement Rule” was drafted to allow for the proper solicitation of site work to transition the Program from the existing “preapproval contractor” approach to a competitive procurement system.
The Department published a Notice of Rule Development in the FAR on May 30, 2013 and held a rule workshop on June 19, 2013. The Department is currently revising the Rules based on the comments received and anticipates the Notice of Proposed Rule will be in the FAR on September 16, 2013.
Important Notice Regarding
Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI)
UPDATE (10/2/13): The Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) has updated the
LSSI Contractor Selection Sheet
(LSSI CSS) to simplify the process for the applicant to submit the information required for funding Low-Scored Site
Initiative work. The PRP will still accept the previous LSSI CSS forms until the end of the year.
As most of you know, we are in the process of changing the Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP), formerly known as
the Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems (BPSS), to improve its effectiveness and efficiency. As a result of this review,
we have determined that we must prioritize the cleanup of those sites that pose the greatest risk to human health and
the environment and provide more fiscal accountability. With this in mind, PRP is entering into a new era of funding for
the Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI).
The LSSI has proven to be a highly effective pathway that has already allowed over a hundred properties across the state
to qualify for site closures, which otherwise would not have been possible. The vast majority of the closures received from
the LSSI funding have been for “clean closures” or those which have received a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order (SRCO)
because no contaminated groundwater or soil was reported. Without applying for the LSSI, these “low priority” sites would
not have been eligible for State funds to address the contamination for many years, possibly decades, in the future.
Starting August 30, 2013 the Department will accept new requests for funding of LSSI work. As a result of recent actions
by the Florida Legislature, and in order to be considered for state funding in the LSSI program this year, the applicant
must complete and submit the new
LSSI Contractor Selection Sheet,
which contains new options available for selecting a contractor to perform the work. The Department will now procure
contractual services for the LSSI program through the procurement procedures in Ch. 287, F.S. Site owners or responsible
parties now have three choices on how the work can be procured:
- Select a qualified contractor (provided that pricing levels and conditions of the proposal can be negotiated on the best terms to the DEP), or
- Agree to an informal quote process, or
- Select an agency term contractor (when available)
Please see the revised
LSSI Procedural and Technical Guidance
document for updated procedures and procurement options.
If you have questions, please contact Michelle Roberts at
Graham Witt at
Michelle Allard at
or Wes Leon at
Petroleum Restoration Program Supplemental Guidance
on Cost Share Sites (SRFA, PAC, & PCPP)
Posted: September 6, 2013
There has been recent clarification from Management pertaining to
petroleum cleanup sites with cost share agreements, with slightly different provisions for SRFA sites than for PAC and PCPP
sites. For more information, please click the following link.
UPDATED: Rule Development Workshop Information for Rules 62-771, 62-772, and 62-780
The Petroleum Restoration Program wants to thank those who submitted questions and/or comments by the July 3, 2013
deadline related to the rulemaking workshop held on June 19 in Orlando, FL, specifically with reference to the proposed
rules, 62.771, Petroleum Contamination Site Priorities; and 62.772, Procurement Procedures for Petroleum Cleanup.
and comments will be reviewed and taken into consideration as the Department moves forward with this
The workshop on the proposed rules was held on June 19th in the Orlando City
Council Chambers (2nd Floor of Orlando City Hall) at 400 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando.
Workshop Attendees Listing (Posted June 24, 2013)
Workshop Draft Rule Presentations (Posted June 19, 2013)
Chapter 62-780, F.A.C. - Contaminated Site Cleanup Criteria
» Notice of Development of Rulemaking
» No proposed changes to Chapter 62-780 for this rulemaking phase.
For general questions concerning these notices, please contact Roger W. Rook at (850) 245-8822 or via e-mail at:
UPDATE: Rule Development Workshop for Rules
62.761.350 - Operator Training and Certification &
62.761.400 – Registration and Financial Responsibility
The Office of Compliance Assistance would like to thank those who attended the rule development workshop
held on July 12, 2013 in Tallahassee.
Comments on the proposed rule revision should be forwarded via email to the Rule Manager, William E. Burns, Jr.,
and will be accepted until August 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm eastern. Comments received will be posted to this website on or about August 6, 2013.
Response to Comments from June 12, 2013 Workshop
Comments Received from June 12, 2013 Workshop
Workshop Attendees Listing
Workshop Draft Rule Presentations
MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) Requirements
The Department of Environment Protection has a requirement that all vendors doing business
with the Petroleum cleanup Program be registered through MyFloridaMarketPlace. If you have not taken this step, please proceed to the
following web site:
Revised Notice of 2012 Updates to the Petroleum Cleanup Preapproval Program SOP Manual
Effective June 27, 2012
Click here for details
Petroleum Cleanup Preapproval Program Spending Procedures for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 - Final
Posted June 26, 2012
Click here for details
PRIORITY SCORE FUNDING THRESHOLD NOTICE
EFFECTIVE September 20, 2011
The DEP Petroleum Restoration Program announces that the priority score funding threshold for
eligible Petroleum Cleanup Preapproval Program sites was be lowered from 49 to 46 effective September 20, 2011.
Questions regarding these procedures should be directed to Charles Williams @ (850) 245-8863.
SCORING NON-ELIGIBLE SITES
The purpose of this notice is to clarify the initiative the Program has undertaken to score non-eligible petroleum contaminated sites.
In order to provide DEP District offices with a tool to help them prioritize their enforcement effort with respect to non-eligible sites
which have no activity, the Program is having non-eligible sites scored.
This score is for DEP enforcement purposes only and the scoring of the noneligible sites is not to be considered as a cleanup prioritization
for the responsible parties of these non-eligible sites.
All non-eligible discharges are required to be cleaned up in accordance with Chapter 62-780, F.A.C.
Any score that is assigned to a non-eligible site is for internal DEP use only.
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