generate electric power from another source of energy
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
The Siting Coordination Office also assists county tax
appraisers in determining eligibility for ad valorem tax
reductions for air or water pollution control equipment.