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Storage Tank Compliance

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). The State of Florida currently has close to 24,000 regulated storage tank facilities and Storage Tank Compliance Inspectors conducted more than 11,000 inspections in 2020. 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 Compliance Webpages

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FIRST - Florida Inspection Reporting Storage Tanks

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Storage Tank Systems Outreach

Ethanol / Biodiesel Program

Hurricane Preparedness Guidance

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

E15 Fuel Blends - Compliance Advisory for Compatibility Requirements

Compliance Reminders and Regulations for Owners and Operators of Storage Tank Systems

New Storage Tank Owner Guidance

Important Guidance for Motor Fuel Distributors

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.

Placard Recipient Information

Only regulated storage tanks are required to have a Registration Placard. 

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

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Areas of Interest

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Storage Tank Compliance Contact Information

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March 18, 2021 - 1:55pm

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