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Progress Report: Florida’s Air Quality Is Good; Steps Taken to Address Air Toxics, But Plan Not Developed, Report No. 04-11, February 2004
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Generally, the state’s air quality is good.
  • The state met federal and state ambient air quality standards.
  • Citizens who live in Florida counties where air quality is monitored experienced good or moderate quality air 99.8% of the time in Fiscal Year 2002-03. 
  • No counties violated the EPA’s standard for ozone during the period from 2000 to 2002.

Although the Department of Environmental Protection has taken some steps to address our prior report’s recommendations related to air toxics, it has not implemented our recommendation to develop a statewide air toxics plan.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 02-29 Justification Review: Florida’s Air Quality Is Generally Good, But Ozone and Air Toxics Are Concerns, published in May 2002.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Air Resources Management

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 98-21 Follow-up Report on Florida's Outdoor Air Quality Program, published in November 1998.
  • Report No. 96-33 Review of Florida's Outdoor Air Quality Programs, published in January 1997.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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