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DEP Initiates Rulemakings Addressing Air Permit Exemptions and Fees

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

On May 1, 2014, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published two Notices of Development of Rulemaking related to its air rules.  The first rule development plans to amend the permit exemptions in Rule 62-210.300(3)(a), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), to allow combustion units with heat input capacity less than 100 million Btu/hr that are subject to recently promulgated regulations in 40 CFR 63, Subpart JJJJJJ (commonly known as the area source “Boiler NESHAP”) to remain exempt from permitting.  It will also amend Rule 62-210.310, F.A.C., to address when temporary sources may collocate at an otherwise permitted facility and eliminate the fee for facilities that use DEP’s Air General Permit Electronic Registration System (AGPERS).  The rule development will also clarify and correct existing language in Rules 62-210.200, .300, and .310, F.A.C.  The second rule development plans to amend Rule 62-4.050, F.A.C., to modify the process by which DEP reviews and revises permit fees and modify the fee for air general permit registrations submitted through AGPERS.

A rule development workshop will be held for each rulemaking if requested in writing and not deemed to be unnecessary.  For additional information, contact Andrew Holway.

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