The Storage Tank Compliance Section is part of the Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program in the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's (FDEP) Division of Waste Management. In 1983, Florida was one of the first states in the union to pass legislation and
adopt rules for underground and aboveground storage tank systems. Since then, over 28,000 facilities have reported discharges of
petroleum products from storage tank systems. Florida relies on groundwater for about 92 percent of its drinking water needs, and has
some of the most stringent rules in the country.
Preparing for a Storage Tank Facility Inspection Information Video
Regulated storage tank systems, such as those containing motor fuel, are required to be registered with the Department.
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 motor fuel suppliers to ensure that
all regulated systems are properly registered. For more information, please view the flyer with contact information specific
to your district:
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February 18, 2015
Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8707 MS #4565