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 2018 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 Reminders and Regulations for Owners and Operators of Storage Tank Systems
Hurricane Preparedness and Response Checklist - Hurricane season begins June 1st. This is a suggested checklist prepared by Florida DEP and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for retail petroleum facilities to aid in the preparation of your facility before, during, and after tropical storms and hurricanes.
This link will take you to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Under License Information, the License Category is "Construction Industry," and the License Type is "Certified Pollutant Storage Contractor."
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.