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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: 
http://www.epa.gov/OUST/cmplastc/asts.htm

You can find out more information about SPCC requirements at:

Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) 
http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/spcc/index.htm

Policy statements, guidance and compliance documents can be found online at 
http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/guidance.htm

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

Emergency Management Frequent Questions: http://emergencymanagement.supportportal.com/ 

U.S. EPA Office of Emergency Management 
Ariel Rios Building (5104A) 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20460 
Phone: (202) 564-8600

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