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Petroleum Storage Tank Compliance

 Picture of petroleum storage tanks that are aboveground


Petroleum products and mineral acids are stored above and underground at places like retail gas stations, marinas, airports, fleet fueling sites, hospitals, golf courses, farms, buildings with emergency generators, golf courses, and commercial/governmental operations throughout the state of Florida. Lack of maintenance, faulty equipment, or operator error could allow these substances to leak out into the soil and groundwater, South Florida's main source for drinking water.  Since 1988, the state of Florida through the Department of Environmental Protection has contracted with ERM to manage the compliance program for facilities storing petroleum products and mineral acids in Palm Beach County and in 2009 for facilities in Martin and St. Lucie. 

ERM provides the first line of defense and the highest level of protection for our land and water resources by  overseeing petroleum storage.   


​Owner/Operator's Corner

Online Placard Registration
        First time user
        Current account holders

Pay Placard Registration Fees
Get Insurance
Emergency Generator
Operator Training
Ready for Ethanol
Florida Petroleum Marketers Association​ 
FDEP Storage Tank Regulation
Florida Administrative Code
        Underground Storage Tanks (Chapter 62-761)
        Aboveground Storage Tanks (Chapter 62-762)

 Consultant's Corner

File Review
Search both links for a thorough review.
Archived Records 1980s - 2010 CINEMA
 Records OCULUS

Facility Status
Registration, violations, stats

Searchable Map
Facilities and Contaminated Sites



 County Highlights

1,320 registered facilities

2,826 storage tanks and piping

holding 110 gallons to more than 21 million gallons

over 15,000 inspections conducted for compliance, installation, removal, and discharges

Palm Beach County Ordinance 2015-008