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Southwest District Tanks

The Southwest District Storage Tank Program handles compliance, enforcement, technical assistance and contract management relating to tank systems that store regulated substances. Specific activities conducted by district staff are:

1) Underground and aboveground storage tank (Chapters 62-761 and 62-762, F.A.C.) inspections at facilities owned by contracted counties;

2) Discharge prevention and response (Chapter 62S-6, F.A.C.) inspections;

3) Enforcement for non-compliant facilities, including enforcement referrals from the contracted counties;

4) Providing technical assistance to the public, facility owners and operators, and consultants via phone calls, providing documents through electronic communication, and outreach events; and

5) Contract management of 4 Storage Tank Compliance Verification Contracts that encompass the eight counties located in the Southwest District.

Learn more about Florida’s Storage Tank Program

Please visit the DEP Storage Tank Compliance Page if you wish to know more about Florida storage tank regulations. There you will find links to storage tank rules and guidelines, storage tank inspection videos, the list of registered storage tank equipment, the pollutant storage system contractors, district and county contacts, storage tank database reports, as well as other useful information.


Storage Tanks Contact Phone Number/Email

Shannon Kennedy

Environmental Manager

813-470-5798

Shannon.Kennedy@dep.state.fl.us

Laurel Culbreth

Environmental Consultant

813-470-5874

Laurel.Culbreth@dep.state.fl.us


County Storage Tanks Contacts

Storage Tank County Contact

Citrus and Hernando Counties

Florida Department of Health

3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 194

Lecanto, FL 34461 

David Heckman

352-513-6105

David.Heckman@flhealth.gov

Hillsborough and Manatee Counties

Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County

3629 Queen Palm Drive

Tampa, FL 33619 

Mike McDaniel

813-627-2600, ext.1231

mcdanielm@epchc.org 

Pinellas and Pasco Counties

Florida Department of Health

8751 Ulmerton Road, Suite 2000

Largo, FL 33771 

Joseph Sowers

727-538-7277, ext. 7911

Joseph.Sowers@flhealth.gov

Polk and Hardee Counties

Florida Department of Health

1805 Hobbs Road

Auburndale, FL 33823 

Steve Jarrett

863-269-4355

Steven.Jarrett@flhealth.gov

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February 28, 2018 - 1:51pm

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