Each certified facility displayed has an information page that lists the original site certification application, the final order approving certification, the license as well as other useful documents.
What is the difference between a permit and a certification?
Permits are typically authorizations to construct or operate a facility. State, regional and local permits may be required for any given facility.
Certifications for energy facilities cover almost every aspect of the facility as an all-in-one license for construction and operation of energy facilities. As such, the state pre-empts the issuance of any other type of permit for the facility, except for local zoning and building. Certification is granted for the life of the facility.
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.