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Storage Tank Compliance

The Storage Tank Compliance Section is part of the Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Waste Management. In 1983, Florida was one of the first states in the union to pass legislation and adopt rules for underground and aboveground storage tank systems (USTs and ASTs). There are over 22,000 storage tank facilities across the state of Florida, and in 2017 the Storage Tank Compliance Section conducted more than 13,000 inspections. Florida relies on groundwater for about 92 percent of its drinking water needs and has some of the most stringent rules in the country.

Storage Tank Systems Outreach

Compliance Due Date Reminders and Regulations for Owners and Operators of Storage Tank Systems

Upcoming Due Date - October 13, 2018

New Storage Tank Owner Guidance

Storage Tank Inspection Videos

Preparing for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) System Facility Inspection

Alternate Language Versions

Preparing for an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) System Facility Inspection

Other Helpful Videos

Quick Links to Storage Tank Compliance Webpages

FIRST - Florida Inspection Reporting Storage Tanks

Guidance for Motor Fuel Suppliers

Regulated storage tank systems, such as those containing motor fuel, are required to be registered with DEP. The department routinely discovers such systems, especially aboveground systems, that are in-service and not registered. The department is undertaking an outreach initiative to provide basic information to motor fuel suppliers to ensure all regulated systems are properly registered. For more information, please view the guidance with contact information specific to your district.

Placard Recipient Information

Operator Training for Underground Storage Tanks

Operator training is required by the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, and underground storage tank facilities must be in compliance by October 13, 2018.

Storage Tank Facility Registration

Provides registration assistance to storage tank owners and operators; general information to the public regarding facility, tank, and owner data; technical and data management support to district and contracted local program staff; and how to use the Electronic Self-Service Application Portal (ESSA).

With the Online Services Business Portal (ESSA) you can:

  • Pay Invoices
  • Print Placards
  • Update Facility Information
  • Register New Facilities

Contact Storage Tank Facility Registration at 850-245-8839 or 

Areas of Interest

Storage Tank Compliance Contact Information

Last Modified:
October 26, 2018 - 11:12am

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