Florida Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New source performance standards (NSPS) and national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP): FAC 62-204.800

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Fugitive particulate matter emissions: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-296.320(4)(c)

Visible emissions: FAC 62-296.320(4)(b)

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: FAC 62-296.412 and FAC 62-296.510

Odor: FAC 62-296.320(2)

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 has adopted and incorporated by reference the federal NSPS and NESHAPs, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.

In addition, DEP has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, fugitive VOC emissions, and odor. The terms of a source's permit will identify the applicable fugitive emissions requirements.

Florida regulations use the term "unconfined emissions" to describe fugitive emissions. Unconfined emissions means any emissions that escape and become airborne from enclosed operations or that are emitted into the atmosphere without being conducted through a stack.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Resource Management is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions regulations.

State Requirements


FAC 62-296.320(4)(c)

Emissions of unconfined particulate matter from any activity, ...

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Florida Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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