The DEP Laboratory provides the department and other government agencies the highest quality environmental analytical services available. To meet the goals of the department, the laboratory uses sophisticated, state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and offers additional services of technical guidance and review, data interpretation, field sampling and contract management for the department, state water management districts, other state agencies and commissions, as well as local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Participation in proficiency evaluation studies along with continually updating and improving methodologies for analytical measurements and developing new techniques for analyzing environmental contaminants are important parts of laboratory operations. Few environmental laboratories in the United States rival the DEP Laboratory in terms of range of services, quality and sophistication.
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.