Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida requires a facility to apply for and obtain a construction permit before beginning construction of a new source or modifying an existing source. New major sources or modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), depending on the attainment status of the area where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.
Florida currently has at least one county that is in nonattainment with a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Therefore, the provisions of nonattainment NSR and PSD apply to new major ...