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How do I navigate the DEP Air Program web page?

The information on our web page covers a wide range of topics, from descriptions of different air pollutants and explanations of global climate change to listings of permitted sources and indexes of our published material. To help find what you are looking for, the material is organized into six broad categories: About Air, Emission Sources, Air Quality Monitoring, Rules and Forms, Publications, and About Us.

To navigate to a specific category, click on the category name on the navigation bar. For example, click on the blue area surrounding the words "Air Quality Monitoring" to navigate to that category. Once you select a specific category, you will see a sub-menu with several sub-categories listed. Each category has a default main page, titled "The Basics," which describes the type of information you can find on each of the sub-category pages.

For example, clicking on "Rules and Forms" will bring up the Rules and Forms main page, "The Basics." This page informs you where to go to find regulatory forms, rule development projects, guidance material, and information about state and federal laws.

If you ever get lost, click on "Air Home" in the upper-left corner of the screen to bring up the default main page. The Air Home page describes each of the six broad categories, and is a good place to begin searching for general information.

What if I'm looking for very specific information?

Educators and students may be interested in a special hub page that we have created. Clicking on "Information for educators and students" will take you to a collection of links that we think may be of interest to students looking for information for reports or to educators looking for reference material.

In addition, we have created a hub page that links to some of the more frequently accessed technical information on our web page. Clicking "Information for air quality professionals" will pull up a collection of links to the most commonly requested forms, rules, publications, and software.

What if I don't know where to start?

If this is your first time visiting our web page, you may not be sure where to start. You may want to begin by visiting one of the following pages.

Compliance

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.

Permitting

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.

Monitoring

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 divisions.

Mobile Sources

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 quality problem.

Last updated: September 11, 2013

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