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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 2022. 

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Storage Tank Compliance Webpages


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    Storage Tank Systems Outreach

    Hurricane Preparedness Guidance

    • Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities
    • 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.

    2023 Storage Tank Systems Rulemaking

    New Storage Tank Owner Guidance

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

        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.

        Placard Recipient Information

        Only regulated storage tanks are required to have a registration placard. 

        Ethanol/Biodiesel Program

        E15 Fuel Blends - Compliance Advisory for Compatibility Requirements

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        FIRST - Florida Inspection Reporting Storage Tanks

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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

        Last Modified:
        May 18, 2023 - 10:22am

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