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Florida Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definitions: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-761.200

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Applicability: FAC 62-761.300(1)

Exemptions: FAC 62-761.300(2)

Notification: FAC 62-761.450(1)

Registration: FAC 62-761.400

Motor fuel delivery: Florida Statutes (FS) 376.3077

Release detection: FAC 62-761.600 to 62-761.640

Release detection methods: FAC 62-761.610

Release response: FAC 62-761.820

Release reporting: FAC 62-761.450(2)

Repairs, operation, and maintenance: FAC 62-761.700

Repairs: FAC 62-761.700(1)(a)

Cathodic protection: FAC 62-761.700(1)(b)

Operation and maintenance: FAC 62-761.700(1)(c)

Out-of-service and closure: FAC 62-761.800

Recordkeeping: FAC 62-761.710

Operator training: FAC 62-761.350

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems

Florida State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida's underground storage tank (UST) program has not received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorization. Therefore, tank owners must follow the stricter requirements in instances where state and federal regulations conflict.

Florida's UST regulations generally follow federal rules, with stricter rules governing tank applicability, notification, registration, financial responsibility, delivery prohibition, operator training, release detection, tank standards, closure, and recordkeeping. The state requires storage tank registration and renewal fees. Local county government regulations should be reviewed for additional ...


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