Owners of underground petroleum tanks with suspected contamination that were reported to the department between June 30, 1986, and December 31, 1988, were eligible for either state-contracted cleanup or reimbursement of costs for a privately managed cleanup. A critical component of the Early Detection Incentive (EDI) program was the creation of a "grace period" or exemption from departmental enforcement actions for sites that were reported. Approximately 10,000 contaminated sites were submitted under the EDI program with approximately 5,000 sites being submitted just prior to the deadline the last two weeks of 1988.
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.