Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems
DEP Division of Water Resource Management
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 has not established any state-specific spill prevention plan requirements in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. Facilities must follow the federal requirements. For more information, see the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN.
The state's Pollutant Discharge Prevention and Control Act requires terminal facilities to be certified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and vessels to develop spill contingency plans. Florida also requires that certain facilities that have aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs) on site to develop and implement spill prevention plans and procedures.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 4 administers and enforces the federal SPCC plan in Florida. DEP's Division of Waste Management administers and enforces the spill prevention requirements for ASTs and USTs. Vessel spill contingency plan requirements are administered and enforced by the DEP. DEP's Division of Water Resource Management is responsible for spill prevention at residuals ...