Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Pollutant Storage Tank Agreement with the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Rob Brown, PNRD, Division Manager, ext. 1870 rob.brown@mymanatee.org

Action Requested
Authorize the Chairman to execute the Interlocal Agreement between Manatee County and the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County for the Storage Tank System Compliance Verification Program.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Chapter 120.01, F.S. - Powers and Duties of County Commissions

Chapter 376, F.S. - Pollutant Discharge Prevention and Removal

Chapter 62-761 and 62-762, F.A.C. - Underground/Aboveground Storage Tank Systems

Background Discussion
Since 1989, Manatee County has contracted with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to perform pollutant storage tank compliance verification activities.  Funds for the program come from the State's Inland Protection Trust Fund and pay local programs to conduct inspections on all regulated storage tanks pursuant to Chapters 62-761 and 62-762, F.A.C.

In 2012, FDEP developed a regional approach to fund allocations which resulted in termination of our local contract in favor of the regional contract to Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County.  EPC agreed to subcontract with Manatee County through an interlocal agreement which allows Manatee County staff to continue to perform local inspections.

The original interlocal agreement with EPC was executed by the Board on September 11, 2012, with subsequent annual amendments.  The term of this agreement shall be for a period of five years, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending on July 30, 2022.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return one signed agreement to Rob Brown for submittal to EPC of Hillsborough County.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Final Interlocal Agreement for signature.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response Tanks EPC Agreement 2017.pdf