Florida New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-210.300 and FAC 62-212.100 to 62-212.720

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Applicability: FAC 62-210.300

General requirements: FAC 62-212.300(3)

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): FAC 62-212.500

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.310 and FAC 62-204.340

Permitting requirements: FAC 62-212.500

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): FAC 62-212.400 and 40 CFR 52.21

Applicability: FAC 62-210.200 and FAC 62-212.400(2)

Application content: FAC 62-212.400(4) to 62-212.400(10)

Exemptions: FAC 62-212.400(3)

Source impact analysis: FAC 62-212.400(5)

Construction window: FAC 62-212.400(12)(a)

Projected actual monitoring: FAC 62-212.300(1)(e)

Class I areas: FAC 62-210.200(77), FAC 62-212.400(9), and 40 CFR 81.407

Plant applicability limits (PALs): FAC 62-212.720

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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