FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2012
CONTACT: DEP Press Office, (850) 245-2112, DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT STAFF HOSTS WORKSHOP FOR NONMETALLIC MINERAL PROCESSING PLANTS
~Educational workshop assists attendees with permitting requirements specific to their industry~
TEMPLE TERRACE - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southwest District today conducted a workshop designed to provide environmental compliance assistance to Southwest Florida’s Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Plants, also known as crushers. The workshop, which was attended by 26 facility owners, operators and their consultants that conduct business with the Department’s Southwest District, gave attendees a chance to learn more about air-related regulatory topics that affect them.
"This free workshop provided compliance assistance information to help the industry better understand the Department’s regulatory requirements,” said the Department’s Southwest District Director Mary Yeargan. “We believe education leads to improved environmental compliance and a greater protection of Florida’s natural resources.”
Trained regulatory specialists from the Department were on hand to address industry specific challenges and discuss ways to minimize a facility’s impact on the environment to ensure not only regulatory compliance, but a higher level of environmental protection. The workshop also included a discussion on the new electronic permit renewal registration system that saves paper, time and money.
The online registration system is part of an ongoing paperless effort at the Department and increases the efficiency and consistency of the department’s permitting processes. The system can be accessed at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/emission/agpers.htm.