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Air Compliance
Air pollutionResponsibilities & Services
The Air Compliance Section is responsible for conducting inspections of industrial air pollution sources, auditing of annual performance tests, investigating industry related complaints, and other oversight activities related to stationary sources.

Hillsborough County is home to the Port of Tampa, Florida’s largest seaport. Not surprisingly, almost twenty percent of Florida’s industrial air pollution sources are located in Hillsborough County. The Compliance Section routinely inspects all sources of air pollution that are granted a permit to operate.

Pollution Sources
These sources include major facilities, which operate under the Title V program of the Clean Air Act and have the potential to emit criteria pollutants above 100 tons per year or 10 tons of an individual hazardous air pollutant or 25 tons for a group of hazardous air pollutants - one of 188 compounds identified by EPA. Currently, Hillsborough County has 33 active Title V facilities.

In addition, there are more than 250 synthetic minor and minor polluting sources. Inspections at these facilities involve ensuring that the source is operating according to the restrictions called for in the conditions of the permit. In addition, all pollution control devices are inspected and evaluated to verify proper operation and maintenance procedures are followed.

Jason Waters
Professional Engineer II

Ph: (813) 627-2600 ext. 1269