Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. There are many mobile source regulatory requirements implemented nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that impact mobile sources in Florida. In addition, state-specific requirements to further control mobile source emissions have been established.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Resource Management is primarily responsible for the administration and enforcement of the mobile source requirements being implemented in Florida.
AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS STANDARDS
FAC 62-243.300 and FAC 62-243.500
Private parties. At the time of sale, lease, or transfer of title, the seller, lessor, or person transferring the title must provide a written certification stating that the air pollution control equipment of the motor vehicle has not been tampered with. For any sale, lease, or transfer of title by a private party, the certification must read as follows:
"Florida law prohibits the operation, sale, lease, or transfer of title of any automobile or light-duty truck (1975 or newer, 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less) that has been tampered with. ?Tampering' means the dismantling, removal, or rendering ineffective of any air pollution ...