Office of Permitting and Compliance (OPC)
The Office of Permitting and Compliance is responsible for coordinating the following statewide regulatory activities among the state's district air programs, local air programs, and the EPA:
- The permitting and collection of fees to operate major sources of air pollution in accordance with
Title V of the Clean Air Act.
- The permitting of minor sources of air pollution.
- The posting of draft and final air pollution permits.
- Compliance assistance and enforcement activities related to permits and regulations.
- Alternate sampling procedures.
- The state's air pollution database, the Air Resource Management System (ARMS).
In addition, the office is specifically responsible for the following activities:
- Review and processing of permit applications to construct new major stationary sources, or make major modifications, subject to preconstruction review for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) of Air Quality.
- Review and processing of Title V air permit applications for those sources subject to the acid rain regulations and/or certified under the Power Plant Siting Act.
- Registration of minor facilities eligible for Air General Permits such as dry cleaners, concrete batch plants, engines, etc.
- Collection of fees related to the federal
asbestos renovation and demolition program as established in Chapter 62-257, F.A.C.
September 11, 2013