Clean Air Programs
The Department coordinates the statewide air compliance and enforcement
activities. The Air Compliance Assurance (ACA) Section promotes air
compliance through the department's district offices and the approved
local program offices.
The Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for
air permits regulating major and minor facilities based on
emissions. Operating Permits are issued by the department's
office in Tallahassee as well as the six district offices.
An essential part of managing Florida's air quality is the
identification of areas where plans are needed to reduce
pollutant concentration levels to achieve the standards and
areas where standards are already being met but plans are needed
to ensure continued maintenance of acceptable levels of air
quality in the face of anticipated population or industrial
growth. The first step in this process is the analysis of the
ambient air monitoring data.
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) is
an integral part of the Bureau of Air Monitoring (BAM).
Although SBEAP is primarily air-focused, staff either provide
direct assistance on air, water, and waste questions or refer
them to other Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Mobile source emissions, or emissions from motor vehicles and
non-road engines, account for almost a third of the air
pollution in the United States. Routine aging and deterioration
of vehicles, poor state of tune, and emission system tampering
all increase emissions.
These emissions, primarily hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides,
contribute to the formation of ground level ozone, a noxious
pollutant considered this country's most pressing urban air
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