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 2023.
Hurricane season begins June 1st. This is a suggested checklist prepared by 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.
Important Guidance for Motor Fuel Distributors
Regulated storage tank systems, such as those containing motor fuel, must 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.
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.
The link will take you to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). On the DBPR homepage, select Verify a License, then select Search by License Type on Licensee Search. The License Category is "Construction Industry," and then you can search for "License Type". To register as a precision tank and line tester you will also need to contact Elena Compton at Elena.Compton@FloridaDEP.gov for an approval letter to provide to DBPR.
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