On Dec. 15, 2021, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection submitted a proposed revision to Florida's State Implementation Plan (SIP) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required by the federal Clean Air Act.
The purpose of this Notice of Rule Development (NORD) is to revise Chapter 62-296, F.A.C., to clarify existing rule requirements and applicability, define new and existing units in rules that use those terms, delete outdated provisions, and make other minor corrective or clarifying changes.
Chapter 62-210, F.A.C., establishes the Department’s general requirements for stationary sources. The Division is publishing the Notice of Rule Development to amend Rules 62-210.310 and 62-210.700, F.A.C. The proposed rule development will amend the sunset date for startup, shutdown, and malfunction provisions in Rule 62-210.700, F.A.C., as part of the Department’s response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction State Implementation Plan (SIP) Call. Other corrective and clarifying changes are also proposed in Rule 62-210.310, F.A.C.
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.