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Where can I find regulations for aboveground storage tanks(ASTs)?

ASTs that store petroleum or hazardous substances are subject to both federal regulations and state/local regulations. Most ASTs need to meet U.S. EPA's Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements (40 CFR, Part 112): http://www2.epa.gov/regulatory-information-topic/land-and-cleanup#tanks

Information on aboveground storage tank (AST) regulations can be found at: 

You can find out more information about SPCC requirements at:

Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) 

Policy statements, guidance and compliance documents can be found online at 

You may also be interested in the following EPA publications:

Facility Owner/Operator's Guide to Oil Pollution Prevention  
http://www.epa.gov/oem/docs/oil/spcc/spccbluebroch.pdf (PDF, 10 pp., About PDFs)

Managing Above Ground Storage Tanks to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water 
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/pubs/ast.pdf (PDF, 4 pp., About PDFs)

If you have further questions about federal regulations for aboveground storage tanks, contact the EPA Office of Emergency Management (OEM): 

Submit your comments online to OEM at 

U.S. EPA Office of Emergency Management 
Ariel Rios Building (5104A) 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20460 

Phone: (202) 564-8600

The Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center (also referred to as "the Call Center") is a publicly accessible service that provides up-to-date information on several EPA programs. It regularly distributes messages via e-mail to provide important updates to the public, government, and regulated community. The Information Center does not provide regulatory interpretations. It does, however, maintain up-to-date information on the availability and distribution of publications and other resources pertaining to its program areas: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/contacts/infocenter/ 

(800) 424-9346 or (703) 412-9810 in the Washington, D.C. area

Monday - Thursday 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
Closed Federal Holidays

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  • Date Created: 6/19/2007
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