As always, the health and safety of our Central District team and customers is our top priority.
Due to recent developments regarding COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Central District office is temporarily closed to visitors. During this time, we continue to maintain all of our business operations and are able to continue to serve the community by phone, email and U.S. Postal Service.
Please feel free to contact us during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by phone at 407-897-4100 or email at DEP_CD@FloridaDEP.gov.
In addition, our staff also can be reached by using this directory (staff listing with contact information).
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please stay healthy.
DEP's Central Districtencompasses over 9,000 square miles and eight counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia). The district is home to:
Five first-magnitude springs (Silver Springs, Rainbow, Silver Glen, Volusia Blue and Alexander)
Major industry (tourism, health care, aerospace, defense, shipping, manufacturing)
North America's most diverse estuary (Indian River Lagoon)
Central District implements environmental regulatory programs concerning air, water, waste, wetlands and state lands. The district's primary functions are permitting, compliance assistance, outreach and enforcement.
Aaron has been with the Central District for 18 years and has served in many positions, including Environmental Specialist I, doing permitting in the Submerged Lands & Environmental Resource Coordination program, Environmental Manager, and most recently as the Central District Assistant Director. Aaron was honored with a DEP Star Award and was recognized for building regulatory partnership initiatives and serving the residents of Florida.
Prior to his work with the department, Aaron worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Oil Spill SPCC Compliance program where he assisted with cleanup efforts, including monitoring, research, analysis, and recommendations. Aaron is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology, where he earned degrees in Biological Oceanography and Chemical Oceanography.
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.