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Air Permitting
Overview
Air Permitting conducts permit determinations, and also reviews and processes air construction, operating, Title V, and general permits via delegation from the State.

The Air Management Division regulates most of the stationary sources of air pollution in Hillsborough County. These include toxic and hazardous sources as well as industrial facilities. Power plants, phosphate fertilizer complexes, municipal waste-to-energy incinerators, and gasoline and other bulk commodity terminals are just a few of the industrial facilities found in Hillsborough County.

These stationary sources are regulated in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the US EPA where the EPC functions as the delegated authority.

What Is Permitting?
Permits limit the amount of pollutants, which can be emitted into the air and specify the emission testing and monitoring requirements of pollution generating sources. Permits are issued to industrial, commercial, and institutional pollution generating sources.

On a typical day, you can find any one of EPC’s permit engineers reviewing applications, assessing the amounts of pollutants and toxins from a particular source, or performing an on-site inspection of a facility.

Once the application has been approved, the permit engineer will draft the permit in conjunction with federal, state, and local laws, explicitly detailing operating conditions and environmental requirements of the facility.