Florida Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-762.101 to 62-762.901

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Applicability: FAC 62-762.301

Registration: FAC 62-762.401

Registration fees: FAC 62-762.401(4)

Notification: FAC 62-762.411

Tank system requirements: FAC 62-762.501 and FAC 62-762.502

Release detection: FAC 62-762.601 and FAC 62-762.602

Operation and maintenance: FAC 62-762.701 and FAC 62-762.702


Incidents: FAC 62-762.431

Discharges: FAC 62-762.441

Financial responsibility: FAC 62-762.421

Petroleum Liability Restoration and Insurance Program (PLRIP): Florida Statutes (FS) 376.3072

Recordkeeping: FAC 62-762.711

Out of service and closure: FAC 62-762.801 and FAC 62-762.802

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program Storage Tank Compliance Section

Florida State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Prevention

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 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. Local county government regulations may have additional requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Waste Management is responsible for storage tank regulations. Local counties have their own programs under ...

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Florida Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists Tank In-Service Inspection Checklist
Forms UST/AST Registration
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