Florida Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 52.519 to 52.536

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.310

Air permits: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-210.300, FAC 62-212, and FAC 62-213

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): FAC 62-204.800

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): FAC 62-204.800

Risk management program: Florida Statutes (FS) 252.934 to 252.946

Pollutant transport: FAC 62-204.800

Regional haze: FAC 62-296.340 and FAC 62-296.341

Regulatory Agency

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. Florida's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Florida's air program is implemented and enforced by DEP's Division of Air Resource Management.

State Requirements



The SIP focuses on permitting requirements, HAPs, source-specific emissions standards, and numerous other air-related requirements.

Attainment Status

The areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that specific pollutant. Florida has a nonattainment areas designated for lead and sulfur dioxide. Nonattainment of the NAAQS significantly impacts permitting procedures and emissions limitations imposed on sources of air pollution.

Air Permits

Florida requires new and modified sources of air pollution to apply for and obtain both construction and operating permits. DEP also administers an operating permit program in compliance with Title V of the 1990 CAA Amendments. The Title V program is intended to provide facilitywide operating permits for all major sources of criteria pollutants, HAPs, and select other sources. The program received full approval from the EPA effective October 31, 2001.

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