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Financial responsibility requirements exist to ensure that owners and operators of regulated petroleum storage tanks have the financial resources to pay for the cost of corrective action and compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage that might result from a release from a petroleum storage tank system. Regulations specify how much financial assurance is required and the financial mechanisms that can be used to ensure that funds are available in the event that they are needed.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection does not endorse any particular provider company nor does it attest to the accuracy of any information contained on any other web site.

For specific information about Storage Tank Financial Responsibility (Forms, Guidance, Rules), please choose from the links on the right under "Highlights".

Rules 62-761 and 62-762, F.A.C., effective January 11, 2017, require the use DEP financial assurance forms (not just ‘exact wording’). See the "Mechanisms (Forms) and Mechanism Guidance" page for additional information and access to fillable PDF form parts.

Contact Information

Tor.Bejnar@dep.state.fl.us (850) 245-8743 (South and Southwest Districts)
Edgar.Echevarria@dep.state.fl.us (850) 245-8793 Disponible para ayuda en español. (Northeast and Southeast Districts)
Susan.F.Eldredge@dep.state.fl.us (850) 245-8740 (Central and Northwest Districts)

If your district representative cannot be reached, feel free to contact any of the other team members.

Financial Assurance Working Group
Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program
Division of Waste Management
Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road MS 4548
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

DEP District Program Contact List for Storage Tanks

Last updated: October 11, 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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