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
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
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. Note: The Florida UST regulations were updated to meet federal standards on January 11, 2017.
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 requirements. Florida rules combine UST and aboveground storage tank (AST) regulations. Florida has also ...