About Florida UST Regulations & Training

The State of Florida relies on groundwater for over 90% of its drinking water needs, so ensuring groundwater quality is an important task for all citizens. Florida's government protects groundwater by setting stringent standards surrounding underground storage tank systems, which may hold petroleum and other regulated substances that could potentially contaminate our valuable groundwater.

Each facility with an underground storage tank system (such as service stations, convenience stores, fleet service stores or local government operations) is required to have a Class A/B and Class C operator designated for the facility, and a trained Class C operator must be on-site at all times when a Class A/B operator is not present. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires that all UST owners will have designated and trained operators by August 6, 2015.

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