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Public Notice Requirement

​​For Significant Environmental Impact Facilities

Effective April 23, 2013, if you are applying for a license to construct, operate or make a major modification to a Significant Environmental Impact Facility, you may be required to provide public notices.

On September 25, 2018, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners updated the Significant Environmental Impact Facility notification requirements. These new changes are described here. The new changes also allow those within four miles of a Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) to sign-up​ for email notifications when certain changes are made at a SWMF.

Significant Environmental Impact Facilities:

  • Parking facility with more than 750 parking spaces
  • Electrical power plants
  • Major source of air pollution
  • Wastewater treatment plant or non-domestic wastewater discharge
  • Solid waste management facility
  • Storage Tank Facility installing a tank greater than 30,000 gallons
  • Hazardous material transfer facility
  • Hazardous material wellfield facility located in a zone 1 wellfield protection area
  • Hazardous waste large quantity generator

When Are The Notices Required?

  • Within nine (9) days after the filing of an application for license,
  • Within nine (9) days after receipt of a license or intent to issue a license, and
  • Cannot be within five or less days from a holiday.

Who needs to be notified? 

Review the Code (Chapter 27-170 - Public Notice of Licensing Significant Environmental Impact Facilities and if zoning is involved, Chapter 39 - Zoning, especially Sections 39.27 and 39.38) for details on the County's notification requirements.

Note: Chapter 27-170 was changed on 09/25/2018. Until that change is updated in the code, viewers can review the updated changes here.

What does the notice need to say?

Public Notification Template at time of Application​ PDF-80Kb
Public Notification Template at time of Licensing​ PDF-80Kb

How do I inform Broward County that I have Completed the Notifications?

Complete this Affidavit Confirming Public Notice of Licensing ​and subm​it the notifications to your Broward County licensing contact. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​