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Air General Permits - Reinforced Polyester Resin Operations

Reinforced polyester resin operations entails laying reinforcements such as glass fiber in a mold and saturating it with a polyester plastic resin. The resin hardens to form a rigid plastic part, reinforced with the fiberglass. The resin is mixed with a catalyst as it is applied that causes a cross-linking reaction between the resin molecules. The cross-linking reaction causes the resin to harden from a liquid to a solid. Fiberglass boats and fiberglass boat parts, bathtubs, pools and hot tubs are built using this process. The polyester resin used in fiberglass boat manufacturing contains styrene as a solvent and cross-linking agent.

An optional Reinforced polyester resin operations Air General Permit Example Worksheet [Fill-able PDF - 59 kb] is available. Reinforced polyester resin 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(4)(d) 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
PO Box 3070
Tallahassee, FL 32315-3070

For overnight delivery:

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

Last updated: October 17, 2016



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