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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.

  • Title V 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 ActExternal Link.
  • 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 Management's 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 Reclamation.
  • New Source Review (NSR) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits implement the Federal Clean Air Act requirements for air quality including Best Available Control Technology (BACT) determinations.
  • Permit 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.
  • Bioenergy applications pending in the Tallahassee Office (not district offices) only.
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Last updated: September 29, 2014

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