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Air General Permits - Mercury Recovery and Reclamation

Volume reduction, mercury recovery or mercury reclamation facilities use equipment to recapture mercury from mercury-containing devices and lamps for the purpose of recycling the mercury. Mercury-containing devices and lamps include thermostats, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and streetlights, which may release mercury into the environment if not disposed of properly.

Florida Statutes (403.7186, F.S.) prohibit the incineration of mercury-containing devices and lamps, and require any person owning or operating an institutional or commercial facility that disposes of more than 10 spent lamps per month to arrange for the proper disposal of those lamps in permitted lined landfills or at permitted mercury reclamation facilities.

A volume reduction, mercury recovery or mercury reclamation facility may be eligible to operate as an emissions source in Florida under the terms and conditions of an Air General Permit.

An optional Mercury Recovery and Mercury Reclamation Air General Permit Example Worksheet [Fill-able PDF- 64 kb] is available. Mercury recovery and reclamation facilities are eligible to operate in Florida under the terms of an air general permit pursuant to the requirements of the applicable    Florida Rule 62-210.310(5)(a) F.A.C.

Please send your air general permit registration and the $100.00 processing fee payable to FDEP:
For regular USPS mail delivery:

Department of Environmental Protection
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PO Box 3070
Tallahassee, FL 32315-3070

For overnight delivery:

Department of Environmental Protection
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3800 Commonwealth Blvd.
Mail Station 77
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Last updated: April 10, 2014

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