Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Air Quality Management (AQM) staff issue permits to regulate emissions generated by facilities in Orange County. These facilities include (but are not limited to) hospitals, bakeries, small power plants, painting operations, defense plants, and plastic manufacturing companies.
AQM staff meets with facility management prior to the submittal of permit applications. These meetings educate facility staff about the permit process and EPD expectations in order to help alleviate unnecessary informational requests after the submittal of the application. Additional permitting information and applications are available in the environmental permitting section at Permits and Licenses.
Facilities classified as a minor source of air pollution may be eligible for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Air General Permit (AGP) Permit Registration Program, which is administered by FDEP’s Division of Air Resources Management (DARM). This program offers an alternative to individual air operating permits and simplifies the process.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates certain types of facilities and processes, without EPD involvement. Examples include the release of Greenhouse Gases and Freon, and the EPA’s Collision Repair Campaign (for additional information visit Environmental Protection Agency Collision Repair).