The Office of Permitting and Compliance coordinates the following statewide regulatory activities among the state's district air programs, local air programs and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
Permitting to operate major sources of air pollution in accordance with Title V of the Clean Air Act.
Permitting of minor sources of air pollution.
Posting of draft, proposed and final Title V Air Operation permits.
Compliance assistance and enforcement activities related to permits and regulations.
Maintaining the state's air pollution database, the Air Resource Management System (ARMS).
In addition, The Office of Permitting and Compliance is specifically responsible for the following activities:
Collection of Title V operating fees.
Review and processing of permit applications to construct new major stationary sources, or make major modifications, subject to reconstruction review for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality.
Review requests for alternate sampling procedures.
Review and processing of Title V air permit applications for those sources subject to the acid rain regulations and/or certified under the Power Plant Siting Act.
Registration of minor facilities eligible for Air General Permits such as dry cleaners, concrete batch plants, engines, etc.
Collection of fees related to the federal asbestos renovation and demolition program as established in Chapter 62-257, F.A.C.
Modern day businesses employ an assortment of equipment and processes to create a wide variety of commercial products. As such, it is important to plan not only for water demands and waste disposal, but air pollution discharges as well. This document offers guidance for determining if your business needs an air permit.
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.