The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed and maintains a comprehensive ambient air monitoring network that covers over 90 percent of the 21 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.
Notice is hereby given that the draft 2019 Florida Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan Addendum is available for a 30-day public comment period.
The Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan describes the network of ambient air quality monitors located within Florida. The Plan includes a review of actions taken during the previous fiscal year, and outlines plans for the year ahead.
Federal regulations require that the air quality monitoring network be reviewed annually to identify any need for additions, relocations, or terminations of monitoring sites or instrumentation. After the 30-day comment period, the Plan is submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval.
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.