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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 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

New Storage Tank Owner Guidance

Hurricane Preparedness For Retail Facilities

  • 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.

Storage Tank Compliance Webpages

FIRST - Florida Inspection Reporting Storage Tanks

Reports Under the Provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for U.S. EPA

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 are required to be in compliance effective October 13, 2018.

Areas of Interest

Storage Tank Compliance Contact Information

Last Modified:
April 19, 2019 - 2:25pm

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