Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems
Florida State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Prevention
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida provides standards for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that have individual storage tank capacities greater than 550 gallons (gal). The state also regulates the registration, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, closure, and disposal of storage tank systems that store regulated substances. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a summary of the state's underground storage tank program. Florida has also adopted National Fire Protection Association Code 30 and Code 30A under the state fire code. The state requires storage tank registration and renewal fees and has its own storage tank trust fund. Local county government regulations should be reviewed for additional requirements. By January 1, 2010, single-wall field-erected ASTs must have had secondary containment installed beneath the tank, and single-wall bulk product piping in contact with the soil must have had secondary containment installed unless deferred by an American Petroleum Institute (API) 570 integrity assessment.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste Management, Bureau of Petroleum ...