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The Storage Tank Compliance Section is part of the Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) Division of Waste Management. In 1983, Florida was one of the first states in the union to pass legislation and adopt rules for underground and aboveground storage tank systems. Since then, over 28,000 facilities have reported discharges of petroleum products from storage tank systems. Florida relies on groundwater for about 92 percent of its drinking water needs, and has some of the most stringent rules in the country.

Preparing for a Storage Tank Facility
Inspection Information Video

For Underground Storage Tank Facilities

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For Aboveground Storage Tank Facilities

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To verify a facility placard, please check the Placard Recipient Report
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Storage Tank Outreach – Motor Fuel Suppliers

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Regulated storage tank systems, such as those containing motor fuel, are required to be registered with the Department. The Department routinely discovers such systems, especially aboveground systems that are in-service and not registered. The Department is undertaking an outreach initiative to provide basic information to motor fuel suppliers to ensure that all regulated systems are properly registered. For more information, please view the flyer with contact information specific to your district:

Link opens the Electronic Self Service Application Portal (ESSA) portal in a new window ServiceDesk@dep.state.fl.us Storage Tank Registration - Click Here to Pay On-Line by Credit Card

Accessing the ESSA Portal

To access the ESSA Portal please follow the link:


Please allow two weeks after mailed payment for processing, then access the ESSA Portal link.

From this link, follow the Register/Sign-In, “Path B” instructions to generate the required Registration ‘Placard’.

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Last updated: August 25, 2017

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8705 MS #4565


Division of Waste Management #850-245-8705 MS #4500
2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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