Located centrally in West Palm Beach with a field office in Marathon, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast District covers eight counties: Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie. The geographical area includes the Florida Keys; portions of the Indian River Lagoon, the nation's most diverse estuary; the Loxahatchee River, one of two National Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida; Lake Okeechobee, one of the nation's largest freshwater lakes; and the unique and beautiful Everglades system, including Florida Bay and the Kissimmee River.
In addition to these extraordinary natural systems, Southeast Florida is home to approximately one-third of Florida's total population with more than 5 million residents. Increasing population, urbanization a industrialization continue to place great stress on our natural resources. We are committed to the protection of our extraordinary natural resources, and we strive to strike a balance between that commitment and responsible economic development.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulates underground and aboveground petroleum storage tank systems (USTs and ASTs) under Rule 62-762, Florida Administrative Code, for ASTs...
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.