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; 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.
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 (DEP) has developed and maintains a comprehensive ambient air monitoring network that covers over 90 percent of the 20 million people living in Florida, the third most populous state in the United States. This network is designed to provide the public with accurate air quality information, and currently meets or exceeds federal air monitoring requirements.
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.