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Northwest District Permitting

Florida’s environmental laws require sites to be developed, projects to be built, and facilities to be operated in a manner that is protective of the environment. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issues permits and authorizations for a wide variety of facilities and activities, such as air emission sources, coastal construction, residential and commercial docks, wetlands, marinas, waste management facilities, drinking water and wastewater plants. Along with rules and statutes, these authorizations establish criteria and conditions which help safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.

The Northwest District’s Permitting Program works to ensure the protection of the environment and human health while providing the public with fair, consistent and timely customer service.

In coordination with DEP's regulatory divisions of Air Resource Management, Water Resource Management and Waste Management, the Northwest District Permitting Program is responsible for issuing permits and other authorizations associated with:

  • Air - for minor and major sources of air pollution in Florida.
  • Water Resources - associated with:

Helpful Links:

Northwest District Permitting Program Contact Name Contact Information

Air Resources

Permitting associated with stationary sources of air pollution.
Armando Sarasua

Email: Armando.Sarasua@dep.state.fl.us

Phone: 850-595-0639

Potable Water

Permitting associated with drinking water facilities and distribution systems to ensure compliance with state and federal drinking water standards.
John Pope

Email: John.Pope@dep.state.fl.us

Phone: 850-595-0633

Environmental Resources

Permitting for activities in wetlands, surface waters or state lands; dredge & fill; stormwater ponds; docks/piers; boat ramps; shoreline stabilization.
Tanya McHale

Email: Tanya.McHale@dep.state.fl.us

Phone: 850-595-0614

Solid Waste

Permitting associated with solid waste disposal and processing sites (landfills; waste transfer stations, dumping; waste tires; storm debris).
Dawn Templin

Email: Dawn.Templin@dep.state.fl.us

Phone: 850-595-0644

Wastewater

Permitting associated with domestic (sanitary sewage from residents, businesses, etc.) and industrial (derived from an industrial activity) wastewater.
Bill Evans

Email: Bill.Evans@dep.state.fl.us

Phone: 850-595-0584

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