Statewide, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2008
Mesawasteservices.com has launched a new web site from which Special Events Organizers can quickly find multiple Code compliant portable restroom service providers. The Florida Bureau of Onsite Sewage home page states, "Our vision is to make the Florida onsite sewage program a model for the nation using research as the cornerstone to develop scientific standards." This mission is evident throughout the 64E-6 Florida Administrative Code which became effective 9/24/07.
Beginning at page 27, 64E-6.0101 Portable Restrooms and Portable or Stationary Holding Tanks, you can read 3 pages of the most comprehensive regulatory requirements this author has seen. As an example, the Code exceeds Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for a minimum of 20 people per unit with once per week service by following the guidelines set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) of 10 people per unit.
Special Events requirements are quite detailed. Where other State Codes have general statements about providing adequate temporary facilities for special events, the Florida Code includes a chart which specifies the number of units required based on the number of people expected and the length of time over which the event occurs. It also specifies that special event units must be cleaned at least once daily, and the organizer is obliged to provide the local sanitation district with a copy of a contract with a portable restroom service provider at least 24 hours before the event.
The fines for noncompliance can be very costly. Following is an excerpt from the Instructions for Completing Citation for Violation Onsite Sewage Program/Sanitary Nuisance:
'Part 6. ... An order of correction and an order to pay a fine may both be imposed. Enter the amount of the fine being imposed for the violations listed in Part 1. In no event shall the fine imposed by a citation exceed $500 for each violation. Each day a violation exists constitutes a separate violation for which a citation may be issued (s. 381.0065(5), FS). Fines shall be assessed from the date of the initial notice of violation. ...'
This Code has some teeth.
The mesawasteservices.com website provides special events organizers with a simple means for complying with the Florida Code requirement of providing a copy of a contract, as well as fast access to multiple Code compliant portable toilet companies. Mesa Waste Services fully expects to become the number one "go to" Florida website for Special Event Planning.