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South District Air Resources Contact

The Division of Air Resource Management's mission is to protect, conserve and restore the air resources of the state with the primary goal of protecting human health.  The District Air Program implements the federal Clean Air Act and appropriate Florida statutes, monitors air quality, issues permits to the air pollution sources and administers Florida's air pollution control programs to accomplish this mission. The program also promotes pollution prevention and coordinates its work with other local, state, and federal air programs.


The District Air Program has regulatory responsibility for the following jurisdictional counties: Highland, Glades, Hendry, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Monroe County and some agricultural industries located in Western Palm Beach County.  The District Air Program Office is comprised of three main sections: Air Permitting, Compliance & Enforcement and Air Monitoring


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Professional Engineer Supervisor III
Gary Maier
(239) 344-5664

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Air Permitting Permitting Contact
Our air permitting staff handles all the permitting requests in the District.  We review the application for completeness, request additional information and issue a permit if the application meets all the requirements.  We issue permits for all qualified major and minor air pollution sources in the District, except for the electric power generation facilities and General Permits, which are handled by the Division Of Air Resources Management in Tallahassee.

Professional Engineer II:
Carter Endsley
(239) 344-5637


Air General Permit Registration

Air Permitting

Compliance and Enforcement C & E Contact

Our Compliance and Enforcement staff handles the compliance assurance program for permitted facilities. This involves inspection of the sources, witnessing emissions and visible evaluation tests, reviewing test reports, reviewing annual operating reports and monitoring continuous emissions systems. We also facilitate understanding permit conditions. We initiate enforcement actions in cases of serious non-compliance and strongly encourage implementation of pollution prevention whenever feasible.


Through this section we also administer federal asbestos regulation. We receive the required asbestos renovation and demolition notifications and perform inspections of such projects to ensure compliance with the federal regulation. To initiate an asbestos removal project for structures that meet the regulated asbestos threshold limit or any demolition project regardless of asbestos, go to the Online notification process ten business days before the work commences.

Professional Engineer Supervisor III
Gary Maier
(239) 344-5664




Air Monitoring Monitoring Contact
The District Air Program maintains and operates four air-monitoring stations in the District which measure airborne particulate matter and ozone levels.  Ozone can be good or bad depending on its location in the atmosphere.  Near the surface of the Earth or at ground level, high levels of ozone can pose health risks especially to people with respiratory problems.  This ozone is also an ingredient in urban Smog.  Ozone in the upper level of atmosphere protects the life on Earth from the Sun's intense ultra violet rays.  We  continuously monitor the ground level ozone at Ft. Myers Beach and in Cape Coral; we have an ozone monitoring site in Highlands County at Archbold Biological Station; we monitor particulates (PM 2.5 and PM 10) in Fort Myers. In addition to monitoring sites operated by the District, Collier County operates a PM 2.5 and ozone monitor through its Pollution Control and Prevention Department.  Please click here to view the air quality data at Florida's different monitoring sites.

Environmental Specialist III:
Tom Clisham
(239) 344-5623

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Last updated: October 15, 2015
  South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 239-344-5600 / 850-412-0590(fax) / SouthDistrict@dep.state.fl.us
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