Environmental permits help minimize potential environmental disruption as a result of common human activities. DEP's Central District works proactively with stakeholders to consistently draft high-quality permits in the shortest time possible. In a normal year, the Central District will handle over 2,000 permits, clearances and other authorizations.
The goal of Central District's Waste Cleanup section is to oversee cleanup of contaminated sites in order to protect public health and the environment. Brownfields are a tool used by DEP to hasten the cleanup of real property that may have otherwise been complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination.
Central District Permitting handles authorizations primarily related to the following programs:
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.