What is the purpose of the program?
The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) six regulatory district offices ensure statewide compliance with department rules. The districts are generally DEP's front line in permitting, compliance, enforcement, and in helping the public, local governments and businesses better understand and protect Florida's natural resources. Each district office is under the charge of a Director of District Management, who manages day-to-day program responsibilities, policy implementation, office administration, budgeting and accounting, public outreach and other administrative functions. District programs also respond to policy direction from their headquarters division counterparts in the Air, Waste, and Water programs.
Which department programs does district staff administer?
District staff administers programs related to regulating waste management, water resource management, wetlands, and air resources. Responsibilities include permitting, compliance, enforcement, technical assistance, and public outreach for the following DEP programs: air; domestic and industrial wastewater; drinking water; environmental resource permitting; solid and hazardous waste; storage tank regulation; and waste cleanup. District responsibilities include
- timely reviewing and acting on permit applications;
- onsite compliance inspections;
- environmental monitoring;
- reviewing air and water quality data, including waste cleanup data;
- complaint response;
- case referrals, penalty assessments, expert testimony, and other enforcement activities;
- technical guidance and compliance assistance to regulated entities;
- public outreach and education; and
- emergency response.
How are these activities funded?
Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?
A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website
Where can I get more information?
What are the applicable statutes?
Section 20.255, Florida Statutes.
Whom do I contact for help?
- Northwest District
160 W. Government Street, Suite 308
- Northeast District
8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100
- Central District
3319 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 232
- Southwest District
13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101
Temple Terrace, Florida
- Southeast District
3301 Gun Club Road, MSC7210-1
West Palm Beach, Florida
- South District
2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364
Fort Myers, Florida 33901