May is Clean Air Month in Florida. Thanks to a statewide effort, emissions in Florida continue to decrease and are now the lowest they have been on record. The state of Florida has one of the best outdoor air quality monitoring networks in the country, enabling the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to provide accurate and timely data to the state’s residents and visitors.
The Division of Air Resource Management is charged with the protection and management of Florida’s air resource, including air quality monitoring, permitting and ensuring compliance of emission sources, and implementing the Siting Acts.
Through a variety of services for its customers—the public and industry—the division manages Florida’s air resource fairly, consistently and efficiently, while implementing state and federal requirements and enabling the economic development of the state. The division provides these services through its Office of Business Planning, Office of Air Monitoring and Office of Permitting and Compliance. The division’s Siting Coordination Office implements Florida’s Siting Acts, which establish procedures for licensing the construction and operation of power plants, transmission lines and natural gas pipelines.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.