Storage Tank Compliance 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 to pass legislation and adopt rules for underground and aboveground storage tank systems (USTs and ASTs). There are currently over 23,000 regulated storage tank facilities across the state of Florida, and in 2018 Storage Tank Compliance Inspectors 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.
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 fuel distributors to ensure all regulated systems are properly registered. For more information, please view the guidance with contact information specific to your district.
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 guide has been developed to assist owners and operators of storage tank systems with attaining and maintaining operational compliance with applicable rules and regulations. AST and UST monthly inspection checklists are located in the back.
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."
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