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. Florida has adopted and incorporated by reference the federal NESHAP standards, including the NESHAPs for source categories, also known as maximum achievable control technology standards. Refer to the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for more information. In addition, Florida has established mercury emissions standards for select facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Resource Management administers and enforces the hazardous air pollutant rules in Florida.
FAC 62-210.310, FAC 62-296.416, and FAC 62-296.417
DEP has established regulations limiting mercury emissions from:
- Waste-to-energy facilities, and
- Volume reduction, mercury recovery, and mercury reclamation facilities.
For additional information on the handling and disposal of mercury-containing devices, see the state section UNIVERSAL WASTE.