DEP implements the federal Clean Air Act and related Florida statutes, monitors air quality, issues permits to the air pollution sources and administers Florida's air pollution control programs. DEP coordinates the interagency review and certification for building and operating power plants, transmission lines and natural gas pipelines. DEP also promotes sustainable initiatives and other programs that protect air quality.
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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.