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. In addition,
some county’s local programs also issue air permits. Air General Permits entitle
some minor sources to operate by rule.
Permits are for major and minor stationary sources
of air pollutants that specify emission limits and requirements for
construction and operation. Permit conditions also specify the
emission testing and monitoring requirements applicable to each
source. These requirements are the primary means for demonstrating
compliance with the emission limits.
For complaints regarding compliance for permitted
facilities, odor, dust, smoke, and asbestos, please contact a
DEP District Office or Local Air Program in your area.
Operating Permits are for sources of air
pollution regulated by the Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act.
These sources include those that are subject to acid rain rules, and those certified under the
Power Plant Siting Act.
Title V Annual
Emissions Fee On-line Information Center contains all of the
documents needed for completing the Annual
Emissions fee form and submitting the appropriate fee.
The Florida DEP
Division of Air Resource
Air General (AG) Permit Registration
Program offers an alternative to
individual Air Operating (AO)
permits and simplifies the process
to obtain an entitlement to operate.
It is a registration and
permit-by-rule program designed for
small businesses that may be
classified as a minor, area or point
source of air pollution. It includes
such facilities as Animal Crematory,
Bulk Gasoline Plants, Cast Polymer
Operations, Chromium Electroplating
and Anodizing facilities, Concrete
Batching Plants, Ethylene Oxide
Sterilizers, Halogenated Solvent
Degreasers, Human Crematory,
Nonmetallic Mineral Processing
Plants, Perchloroethylene Dry
Cleaners, Printing Operations, ,
Reciprocating Internal Combustion
Engines, Reinforced Polyester Resin
Operations, Secondary Aluminum Sweat
Furnaces, Surface Coating
Operations, and Volume Reduction,
Mercury Recovery or Mercury
Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration
(PSD) construction permits implement the
Clean Air Act requirements for air quality including Best Available Control Technology (BACT) determinations.
Information & Tools on Air Construction and
Air Operation Permits including New Source Review, Prevention
of Significant Deterioration and Title V Operation and Air General
Permits. Also, we have information about standardized
conditions as well as other tools for permit writers.
applications pending in the
Tallahassee Office (not district
September 29, 2014