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, 2016, 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.
Tor.Bejnar@dep.state.fl.us (850) 245-8743 (South and Southwest Districts)
Edgar.Echevarria@dep.state.fl.us (850) 245-8793 (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.
Office Fax (850) 245-8808 - Please phone when faxing as the fax machine is not monitored.
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