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
New Emergency Generator Storage Tank Owner Guidance
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:
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."
Biofuel Study on Corrosion in Underground Storage Tank Systems.
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.