Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Florida requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. A construction permit must be obtained before the modification of an existing source or installation of a new source. Upon expiration of the construction permit, the facility is required to obtain an operating permit. Major sources must obtain a Title V operating permit.
Florida has adopted most federal standards, including new source performance standards (NSPS), national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP), and acid rain provisions.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Resource Management administers and enforces the ...