The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) takes its mission to protect, conserve and manage the state’s natural resources and enforce its environmental laws very seriously. We are tasked with the important responsibility of ensuring that our regulated facilities operate in a manner that is protective of the environment. Along with Florida's rules and statutes, permits issued by the department establish criteria and conditions that help protect and preserve Florida’s air and water quality, while supporting a vibrant economy.
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.