State-by-State Guide to UST Regulations

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Green states: Have State Program Approval
Blue states: Do not have State Program Approval

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced new federal underground storage tank regulations in 2015, with a round of compliance deadlines set to hit on Oct. 13, 2018. To help operators understand what is expected of them, Source has compiled a comprehensive state-by-state guide to UST regulations. Click on a state in the map to review your state’s regulations.

Many states operate under a “State Program Approval” (SPA) designation that enables them to act as the regulatory authority in lieu of the federal program, as long as the state regulations meet or exceed the federal regulations. UST operators in states without approved programs must meet federal AND state requirements.

Further, under the 2015 federal regulations, states that currently have approved programs must reapply for SPA by Oct. 13, 2018, to continue operating in lieu of the federal program. According to the EPA, UST operators in SPA states “must continue to follow their state requirements until the state changes its requirements or until the state’s SPA status changes.” (See our article, “UST Regulations in My State: Frequently Asked Questions,” to learn more about this.)

With all of these variables, there is more responsibility on UST operators than ever before to familiarize themselves with their state’s “program approval” status and to understand the state and federal requirements.

Source will continue to collect and update our information about UST regulations. If you observe inaccurate information or have updated information to share, please contact Source.

Alabama
Last updated 3/23/18
Alabama has state program approval. It finalized revised UST regulations on Dec. 8, 2017. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s Groundwater Branch administers the state’s Underground Storage Tanks Program. Find Alabama’s UST regulations, Chapter 335-6-15, at http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/adem/.

Alaska
Last updated 4/4/18
Alaska does not have state program approval. The Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, administers Alaska’s underground storage tank program. The agency has proposed changes to Alaska’s regulations in order to incorporate the 2015 federal UST regulations. A comment period for the proposed changes closed Feb. 26, 2018. The state’s UST regulations, contained in 18 AAC 78, Article 1, can be viewed at http://dec.alaska.gov/spar/csp/tanks.htm.

Arizona
Last updated 8/29/18
Arizona does not have an approved state program. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Waste Programs Division administers the state’s UST program. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) held a stakeholder meeting May 15, 2018, to discuss how best to amend the state’s underground storage tank rules to align with the 2015 federal UST requirements. ADEQ released “Underground Storage Tank Rulemaking – Guiding Principles and Features.” A public comment period for the document closed Aug. 8. Arizona last revised its UST statues on April 9, 2015, with changes becoming effective July 3, 2015. Access Arizona’s UST regulations Chapter 6 of ARS Title 49 on Arizona’s Underground Storage Tank Program webpage.

Arkansas
Last updated 11/15/18
Arkansas has state program approval. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality administers the state’s Regulated Storage Tank Division. Arkansas has adopted revisions to Regulation 12, which covers storage tanks. Find the regulations (effective Aug. 24, 2018) at https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/rst/.

California
Last updated 11/15/18
California does not have an approved state program. It adopted revised UST Regulations (CCR, Title 23, Chapter 16), effective Oct. 1, 2018. The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Quality – Underground Storage Tank Program is hosting webinars about the revisions.

Colorado
Last updated 8/29/18
Colorado has state program approval and it updated its storage tank regulations May 1, 2017. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Oil and Public Safety administers the state’s underground storage tank program. Colorado announced a 2018 Incentive Program that will reward UST operators for performing testing of spill bucket and containment sumps by Dec. 31, 2018 (two years ahead of the regulatory deadline). Colorado’s Petroleum Storage Tank Fund will waive the $10,000 deductible for operators who discover a confirmed release during spill bucket or containment sump testing or replacement conducted by Dec. 31. The incentive program also will apply retroactively to work completed in 2017 and 2018. Download a PDF of Colorado’s existing regulations for Petroleum Storage Tanks at https://www.colorado.gov/ops/RegulationsStatutes.

Connecticut
Last updated 3/23/18
Connecticut has state program authority. The state’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection administers Connecticut’s UST program. It updated its regulations, Title 22a-449(d), on Oct. 7, 2016. The agency’s Underground Storage Tank Notification, Compliance & Release Prevention webpage offers information about UST management.

Delaware
Last updated 3/23/18
Delaware has state program authority, and it is updating its UST regulations. Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Compliance Program. View the most recent version of the draft changes at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/tanks/Pages/UST-Advisory-Committee.aspx. Delaware’s Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems  (UST Regulations) may be viewed at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/tanks/Pages/UST-Compliance-Program.aspx.

District of Columbia
Last updated 4/4/2018
The District of Columbia has state program approval. The Department of Energy & Environment administers the District’s Underground Storage Tank Program. According to the agency’s UST webpage, the most recent update to the District’s regulations was published Aug. 21, 2009. View the regulations at https://doee.dc.gov/publication/underground-storage-tank-laws-and-regulation.

Florida
Last updated 3/23/18
Florida does not have an approved state program. The state’s Storage Tank Compliance Section is part of the Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Waste Management. It updated its rules to incorporate the federal UST requirements. The updated regulations, Chapter 62-761 – Underground Storage Tank Systems, are effective Jan. 11, 2017, and available from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management.

Georgia
Last updated 3/27/18
Georgia has state program approval and it has amended its regulations to comply with the 2015 federal regulations. Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Management Program. According to PEI’s TulsaLetter, Volume 68, No. 5, Georgia is requiring that initial walkthrough inspections, release detection equipment inspections and testing of containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring be completed by Dec. 15, 2020. View Georgia’s UST regulations, Chapter 391-3-15, at https://epd.georgia.gov/existing-rules-and-corresponding-laws.

Hawaii
Last updated 8/29/18
Hawaii has state program approval. The Hawaii State Department of Health administers the state’s underground storage tank program and it has updated its regulations to comply with the 2015 federal updates. Find information about Hawaii’s rulemaking as well as the current regulations, Chapter 11-280.1 (effective July 15), at https://health.hawaii.gov/shwb/underground-storage-tanks/.

Idaho
Last updated 3/27/18
Idaho has state program approval. Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality Waste Management and Remediation Division administers the state’s underground storage tank program. It updated its regulations March 24, 2017, to include the 2015 federal regulations. View a summary of the 2017 rule updates as well Idaho’s as 58.01.07 – Rules Regulating Underground Storage Tank Systems at http://www.deq.idaho.gov/waste-mgmt-remediation/storage-tanks/underground-storage-tanks/.

Illinois
Last updated 11/15/18
Illinois does not have an approved state program. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Petroleum and Chemical Safety Division administers the state’s UST regulations. Rules in 41 Ill. Adm. Code 174, 175, 176 and 177 were amended to implement the new federal UST regulations, effective Oct. 13 2018.

Indiana
Last updated 3/27/18
Indiana has state program approval. The state’s Department of Environmental Management administers Indiana’s underground storage tank program. According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s storage tanks web page, the Office of Land Quality is updating  several processes, rules, and forms associated with storage tank activities. Download Indiana’s UST Rules, 329 IAC 9, at http://www.in.gov/idem/tanks/2339.htm.

Iowa
Last updated 3/27/18
Iowa has state program approval. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources administers the state’s underground storage tank program. It is amending its administrative code to adopt the 2015 federal UST regulations. View information about proposed revisions and Iowa’s current UST administrative rules at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Land-Quality/Underground-Storage-Tanks/UST-LUST-Regulations.

Kansas
Last updated 3/27/18
Kansas has state program approval. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment administers the state’s storage tank program. Regulations enforced by KDHE’s Storage Tank Section may be viewed at http://www.kdheks.gov/tanks/regs.html. A web page of UST information includes a March 5, 2015, Overview of Underground Storage Tank Requirements.

Kentucky
Last updated 3/27/18
Kentucky does not have an approved state program. It is updating its UST regulations. Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet Division of Waste Management administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Branch. View 2018 UST Proposed Regulatory Amendments as well current Kentucky Administrative Regulations, 401 KAR Chapter 42, at http://waste.ky.gov/UST/Pages/default.aspx.

Louisiana
Last updated 11/15/18
Louisiana has state program approval. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. It revised its regulations, effective Sept. 20, 2018. View LAC Tittle 33 Part X1 here.

Maine
Last updated 11/15/18
Maine has state program approval. The Waste Management division of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection administers Maine’s underground oil storage tank program. The Department updated its Chapter 691 and 693 underground storage tank rules, effective Sept. 26, 2018. View Main’s UST regulations, at http://www.maine.gov/dep/waste/ust/lawsrules.html.

Maryland
Last updated 3/27/18
Maryland has state program approval. The Oil Control Program (OCP) within Land and Materials Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment regulates administers the state’s underground storage tank program. View MD Oil Pollution & Tank Management Regulations – Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.10) as well as an Underground Storage Tank Compliance Outline on the OCP’s Fact Sheets and Publications webpage.

Massachusetts
Last updated 3/27/18
Massachusetts has state program approval. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. View Massachusetts’ Underground Storage Tank System regulations, 310 CMR 80.00, and download an FAQ, “Important UST Compliance Deadlines” and other resources at https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-underground-storage-tank-ust-program#regulations-policies.

Michigan
Last updated 3/28/18
Michigan does not have an approved state program. It is updating its regulations to address the federally mandated rule changes. A public hearing was held Jan. 11, 2018. UST operators must comply with Michigan Underground Storage Tank Rules (MUSTR), and new tanks and piping must comply with Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids (FL/CL) Rules. Both of these Michigan UST regulations may be found on Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ Storage Tank Division’s Underground Storage Tank webpage.

Minnesota
Last updated 3/28/18
Minnesota has state program approval. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. The MPCA is considering revisions to address federal amendments and may also include language clarifications or other updates. View Minnesota’s Administrative Rules, Chapter 7150, Underground Storage Tanks Program, at https://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/underground-storage-tank-systems.

Mississippi
Last updated 11/15/18
Mississippi has state program approval. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality administers Mississippi’s Underground Storage Tank Program. Visit the agency’s Compliance and Enforcement web page to view the state’s UST regulations: 11 Miss. Admin. Code, Pt. 5, Ch. 2, which were amended on Oct. 5, 2018. Additional information about Mississippi UST requirements is available at https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/water/groundwater-assessment-and-remediation/underground-storage-tanks/ust-requirements/.

Missouri
Last updated 4/26/18
Missouri has state program approval. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources administers the Missouri’s UST program. Missouri has updated its regulations to incorporate the 2015 federal UST regulations. The rules are effective May 30, 2017. The final rules, as well as several supporting documents, are available at https://dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/ustchanges.htm.

Montana
Last updated 3/29/18
Montana has state program approval. Montana’s Underground Storage Tank Program is administered by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. It is working through the process of implementing the new federal regulations. View Montana’s UST regulations – Title 17, Chapter 56 of the Montana Administrative Rules – and find information about Montana’s timeline for implementing updated regulations at http://deq.mt.gov/Land/ust/ustRules.

Nebraska
Last updated 4/3/18
Nebraska has state program approval. The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Water Quality Division Petroleum Remediation Section in conjunction with Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Fuels Safety Division administers, Title 159, the state’s underground storage tank regulations. Nebraska revised and approved its UST regulations in April 2015. Chapter 13 details operator training. Nebraska UST regulations may be viewed on the Secretary of State’s Current Rules and Regulations webpage. When searching for the UST regulations, select State Fire Marshal as the agency and enter the following keywords: underground storage tank.

Nevada
Last updated 4/3/18
Nevada has state program approval. Nevada’s Division of Environmental Protection administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. It has updated its underground storage tank regulations to adopt the 2015 federal regulations. View a summary of rule changes in the NDEP’s Compliance Assistance Brochure. Access the current Storage Tank Regulations, NAC 459.9921 – 459.9995, on the NDEP Underground Storage Tank Program’s web page.

New Hampshire
Last updated 11/15/18
New Hampshire has state program approval. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental ServicesWaste Management Division, manages the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. New Hampshire’s UST rules are included in the state’s Oil and Remediation Program Rules, which are represented by the abbreviation Env-Or. New Hampshire adopted new Env-Or 400 rules, effective Oct. 10, 2018.

New Jersey
Last updated 4/26/18
New Jersey does not have state program approval. New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, Site Remediation Program, administers the state’s UST regulations. New Jersey amended its underground storage tank regulations on Jan. 16, 2018, to adopt the 2015 federal regulations. View N.J.A.C 7:14B – Underground Storage Tanks on the Department of Environmental Protection’s Rules & Regulations webpage.

New Mexico
Last updated 11/15/18
New Mexico has state program approval. The New Mexico Environment Department, Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau (PSTB), administers the state’s underground storage tank program. Updated regulations that adopt provisions of the federal rules and clarify previous rules took effect July 24, 2018. Access the current regulations, Title 20, Chapter 5 – Petroleum Storage Tanks, on the PSTB’s Regulation Revisions webpage.

New York
Last updated 3/23/18
New York does not have an approved state program. It is revising its Petroleum Bulk Storage regulations in two phases. The first phase, effective Oct. 11, 2015, reflects previous changes in state laws and federal laws. The second phase, which is under way, will begin to incorporate more of the EPA’s 40 CFR Part 280 revisions that were introduced in 2015. The current regulations, 6NYCRR Part 613 – Petroleum Bulk Storage, and additional bulk storage information is available from the Department of Environmental Conservation Petroleum Bulk Storage program.

North Carolina
Last updated 4/26/18
North Carolina has state program approval. On June 1, 2017, it implemented updated UST regulations to incorporate the 2015 regulations. The North Carolina Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management, manages the state’s Underground Storage Tank program. View North Carolina’s UST regulations, Title 15A, Subchapter 02N of the North Carolina Administrative – Criteria and Standards Applicable to Underground Storage Tanks, at https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/ust/rules.

North Dakota
Last updated 3/29/18
North Dakota has state program approval. North Dakota’s Department of HealthWaste Management Division administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. It updated its regulations, effective April 1, 2018. To view the new rules, visit the Division of Waste Management’s New or Changed Rules webpage at https://deq.nd.gov/wm/NewOrChangedRules/ (select “Amended hazardous waste rules) or visit the Environmental Health Section’s Rules, Regulations and Policies webpage and reference Article 24 – Hazardous Waste Management Rules.

Ohio
Last updated 4/3/18
Ohio does not have state program approval. The Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), regulates the state’s underground storage tank rules.  It has updated its regulations to incorporate the revised federal UST requirements. View the 2017 rules, 1301:7-9-01 to 1301:7-9-20, at  www.com.ohio.gov/fire/BUSTRAdministrativeRules.aspx.

Oklahoma
Last updated 4/3/18
Oklahoma has state program approval, and it has updated its regulations to incorporate the revised 2015 federal regulations. The Oklahoma Corporate Commission’s Petroleum Storage Tank Division, administers the state’s underground storage tank program. Oklahoma’s revised regulations became effective Sept. 11, 2017. The OCC developed a Summary of Significant Rule Changes. View Oklahoma’s Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions on the EPA’s List of States With Approved UST Programs and Respective Federal Register Notices webpage.

Oregon
Last updated 11/15/18
Oregon has state program approval. The Department of Environmental Quality’s Operations Division administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Program. On May 10, 2018, the Environmental Quality Commission adopted amendments to Chapter 340, Division 150 – Underground Storage Tank Rules to incorporate the 2015 federal regulations. Further, the amendments also increase annual tank fees from $135 per year to $325 per year over four years. The revised regulations became effective Jan. 1, 2018. The amended rules can be viewed here.

Pennsylvania
Last updated 4/3/18
Pennsylvania has state program approval. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection administers the state’s Storage Tank Program and it has proposed amendments to Chapter 245, Administration of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention. The proposed rulemaking was published in the The Pennsylvania Bulletin Feb. 24, 2018.  “This proposed rulemaking will strengthen the requirements for operation and maintenance of underground storage tank (UST) equipment.” View the current regulations and information about the proposed changes on the Division of Storage Tanks web page.

Rhode Island
Last updated 11/15/18
Rhode Island has state program approval. Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Waste Management administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Management Program. Changes to Rhode Island’s “Rules and Regulations for Underground Storage Facilities Used for Regulated Substances and Hazardous Materials” (250-RICR-140-25-1) are effective Nov. 20, 2018. View the regulations on Rhode Island’s Secretary of State’s webpage.

South Carolina
Last updated 11/15/18
South Carolina has state program approval. It has revised its regulations to adopt the EPA’s July 2015 regulations. South Carolina’s revision became effective May 26, 2017. The revised regulations are available from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

South Dakota
Last updated 8/29/18
South Dakota has state program approval. The South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources Storage Tank Section administers the state’s underground storage tank program. According to the EPA, South Dakota has updated its UST regulations to incorporate the revised 2015 federal UST requirements. View the state’s rules on the Ground Water Quality Laws and Rules web page.

Tennessee
Last updated 11/15/18
Tennessee has state program approval. The Department of Environment & Conservation administers the Division of Underground Storage Tanks. Tennessee revised its regulations to incorporate the 2015 federal requirements, effective October 2018. View Tennessee’s UST regulations, Chapter 0400-18-01, on the Division of Underground Storage Tanks’ Act, Rules and Policies webpage.

Texas
Last updated 11/15/18
Texas has state program approval. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the state’s Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs) program. Revised rules became effective May 31, 2018. However, several new requirements do not take effect until Jan. 1, 2021. View the current regulations (Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 334) here, or an executive summary of the rule adoption here.

Utah
Last updated 4/3/18
Utah has state program approval. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Environmental Response and Remediation administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Branch. It has updated its regulations to incorporate the 2015 federal regulations. Find Utah’s UST rules, R311, (effective Jan. 3, 2017) in the agency’s UST Compliance Section.

Vermont
Last updated 11/15/18
Vermont has state program approval. The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Waste Management and Prevention administers Vermont’s Underground Storage Tank program. Updated rules became effective Oct. 13, 2018. View Underground Storage Tank Rules at http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/storage-tanks.

Virginia
Last updated 4/3/18
Virginia has state program approval. The Virginia Department of Environmental Equality administers the state’s Petroleum Program. It has updated its regulations to incorporate the 2015 federal regulations. Changes to Virginia’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) Technical Regulation (9VAC25-580) and the UST Financial Responsibility Regulation (9VAC25-590) became effective on Jan. 1, 2018.  Some requirements will become effective immediately, while others will become effective on January 1, 2021. View the amended regulations on Virginia’s Petroleum Program webpage.

Washington
Last updated 8/29/18
Washington has state program approval. The Department of Ecology administers Washington’s Underground Storage Tank Program. The agency adopted new UST rules, Chapter 173-360A, on July 18. View the regulations here.

West Virginia
Last updated 8/29/18
West Virginia has state program approval. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Waste Management Division of Water and Waste Management administers the state’s Underground Storage Tank Section. According to the EPA, West Virginia has updated its UST regulations to incorporate the revised 2015 federal UST requirements. West Virginia’s UST Rule, effective June 1, 2018, on the DEP Rules webpage.

Wisconsin
Last updated 4/3/18
Wisconsin does not have state program approval, but it is working towards a regulation that unifies state and federal requirements. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection administers the state’s underground storage tank program. According to the “2018 EPA Rule Requirements and Wisconsin ATCP 93 Implementation Fact Sheet,” Wisconsin Administrative Code ATCP 93 regulates the storage of flammable, combustible, and hazardous liquids in underground tanks. Included within the ATCP 93 rule are requirements contained in the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule for underground storage tanks, 40 CFR 280. This allows for the regulated community to use a single code, ATCP 93, to meet the federal and state requirements for underground tanks. The department is in the process of revising ATCP 93 with an anticipated effective date of early 2019.

Wyoming
Last updated 8/29/18
Wyoming does not have state program approval. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality administers the state’s Storage Tank program. The Department of Environmental Quality updated its storage tank rules, effective June 29, 2018. View Wyoming’s UST rules at https://rules.wyo.gov/ (search underground storage tank).

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