Update: Effective Oct. 13, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires owners and operators of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) to complete mandatory UST training and certification. » Learn more

About Florida UST Regulations and 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 UST 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 onsite at all times when a Class A/B operator is not present. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have designated and trained operators.