Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...