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Siting Coordination Highlights
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) coordinates the interagency review and certification for building and operating power plants, transmission lines and natural gas pipelines.

DEP’s Siting Coordination Office and Office of General Counsel provide administrative and legal support for the certification process. Certification is an all encompassing license for affected state, regional and local agencies, and includes any regulatory activity which would be applicable under these agencies regulations for the facility. Though DEP is responsible for coordinating the certification process, the Governor and Cabinet issue siting certifications.

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) generated by electrical transmission lines are also regulated by DEP. The Siting Coordination Office reviews required compliance reports submitted by companies that construct or operate transmission lines.

The Siting Coordination Office also assists county tax appraisers in determining eligibility for ad valorem tax reductions for air or water pollution control equipment.


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Last updated: November 13, 2012

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