Gavin P. Smith
The Griffin Report
The New Year may not be a happy one for many Florida petroleum businesses thanks to sweeping new regulations put in place by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The new laws require all businesses with single-walled USTs and ASTs (underground storage tanks and above ground storage tanks) to upgrade to new double-walled tanks by December 31st, 2009. Those that have yet to heed the warnings may be in big trouble with the State of Florida, or may even find themselves out of business.