Competitive Statistics Weekly Update
Notice of Public Webinar Meeting on Site Assessment for December 19th, 2013
Florida Administrative Register Notice
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
Memo Regarding Site Closure with Conditions
Site Closure Concerns from Jorge Caspary (Dated 11/01/13)
Contaminated Media Forum (formerly Contaminated Soils Forum)
In response to numerous external and internal requests, the Department hosted the Contaminated Soils Forum, renaming it the
Contaminated Media Forum
on November 20, 2013, in Tallahassee. A wide variety of topics were discussed relating to evolving policy, scientific and application
issues associated with contaminated site cleanup, and the re-use of a variety of media, including soils, sludges, ash, and recovered
screen material using risk-based management principles. Initial workgroups were established to make recommendations on Background;
Direct Exposure, Institutional Controls/Engineering Controls and Leachability; ECO Risk; and 62-777/CTLs. In addition, the forum will
hold meetings throughout the state at later dates. Please contact Brian Dougherty at 850-245-7503 or
with any questions or comments.
Notice of Proposed Rules published the Florida Administrative Register on October 4, 2013:
Notice of Application Period for Preapproved Advanced Cleanup Program (PAC)
The Department of Environmental Protection announces it will have a PAC Application period from November1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.
Any questions or additional comments regarding the PAC Program can be referred to Environmental Administrator Ken Busen at (850) 245-8745 or via e-mail:
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.
Petroleum Restoration Program Announcement
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)
The Petroleum Restoration Program (PRP) is entering into a new era of funding for the Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI).
The LSSI has already proven to be a highly effective pathway that has allowed over a hundred properties across the state
to qualify for closures, which otherwise would not have been possible. Starting August 30, 2013 the Department will accept
new requests for funding of LSSI work.
Please see the revised LSSI Procedural and Technical Guidance document and the new LSSI Contractor Selection Sheet for
additional details at the
Low-Scored Site Initiative Information page
Institutional Controls Procedures Guidance (July 2013)
The DEP Institutional Controls Procedures Guidance has been updated to reflect changes requested during recent
Chapter 62-780 rulemaking. Comments received on this draft will be addressed in concert with ongoing rule making
for 62-780. Copies of the comments received are available below:
Comments on July 2013 Draft ICPG
Contaminated Site Information Now Online
DEP has launched an online tool that provides locational information about
contaminated sites in Florida. The
Contamination Locator Map,
or CLM, enables the public to search for waste cleanup sites in close proximity
to their home, neighborhood, or any identified location on a Florida map. Users
may also subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when significant cleanup
milestones occur at certain requested sites.
Public Notification of Discovery of Contamination
DEP is expanding its
process to advise property owners if pollution has been found
on their property or in their neighborhood. The sites that
were under assessment when the pollution was found are listed on the
Property Owner Notification of Discovery of Pollution.
Guidance for Contamination Notification - November 14, 2008