Florida Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Nonmajor source construction permits: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-210.300 and FAC 62-212.300

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Applicability: FAC 62-210.300(1)

Application content: FAC 62-212.300(3)

Exemptions: FAC 62-210.300(3)

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): FAC 62-212.400, FAC 62-212.710, and FAC 62-212.720

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): FAC 62-212.500, FAC 62-212.710, and FAC 62-212.720

Nonmajor source operating permits: FAC 62-210.300

Applicability: FAC 62-210.300(2)

Exemptions: FAC 62-210.300(3)

Major source operating permits: FAC 62-213

Other state permits:

General permits: FAC 62-210.300(4) and FAC 62-210.310

Other permitting considerations:

Annual operating report: FAC 62-210.370(3)

Start-up, shutdown, or malfunction: FAC 62-210.700

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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