A map of the ten states in the Visibility Improvement State and Tribal Association of the Southeast (VISTAS): Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Current monitored visibility, uniform rate of progress, and EPA's 2028 visibility modeling projections for each Florida Class I Area. Current visibility conditions are below the uniform rate of progress. 2028 visibility conditions are projected to be below the uniform rate of progress.
In 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a major effort to improve air quality in national parks and wilderness areas. The Regional Haze Rule calls for state and federal agencies to work together to improve visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah. See below to learn about the work Florida DEP is doing for the current implementation period and other background information.
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.