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Where can I find regulations for aboveground storage tanks?

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

Most ASTs need to meet U.S. EPA's Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements (40 CFR, Part 112). 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 http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/contact_us.htm

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

Phone: (202) 564-8600

Other contacts:

Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP & Oil Information Center

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.

(800) 424-9346 or TDD (800) 553-7672
(703) 412-9810 or TDD (703) 412-3323 in the Washington, D.C. area

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

You may also want to read this Frequently Asked Question:

Title: How can I get help understanding the regulations that apply to my company or business?  How can I find out how to make sure my company is compliant with EPA regulations?
URL: KBAnswer.asp?questionID=16327


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  • Topic #: 23002-24240
  • Date Created: 6/19/2007
  • Last Modified Since: 2/5/2014
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