Florida Mobile Sources regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Mobile Sources: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Automobile emissions standards:

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Tampering: FAC 62-243.300 and FAC 62-243.500

Heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards:

Clean Diesel Rebate Program: FAC 62-285.421

Employer trip reduction and commuting: 42 USC 7511a(d)(1)(B)

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. There are many mobile source regulatory requirements implemented nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that impact mobile sources in Florida. In addition, state-specific requirements to further control mobile source emissions have been established.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Resource Management is primarily responsible for the administration and enforcement of the mobile source requirements being implemented in Florida.

State Requirements

AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS STANDARDS

Tampering

FAC 62-243.300 and FAC 62-243.500

Private parties. At the time of sale, lease, or transfer of title, the seller, lessor, or person transferring the title must provide a written certification stating that the air pollution control equipment of the motor vehicle has not been tampered with. For any sale, lease, or transfer of title by a private party, the certification must read as follows:

"Florida law prohibits the operation, sale, lease, or transfer of title of any automobile or light-duty truck (1975 or newer, 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less) that has been tampered with. ?Tampering' means the dismantling, removal, or rendering ineffective of any air pollution ...


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