Alabama Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and NFPA Code 30A

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Financial responsibility: Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-35-7 et seq.

Trust Fund: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-6-16-.05

Regulatory Agency

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Water Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama has no specific regulations concerning aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), although AST owners must complete and submit a notification form to ADEM for each location containing ASTs. A copy of the notification form can be accessed in Forms in this section. Each local jurisdiction has adopted its own rules governing the design and installation of ASTs. Many of the local fire marshals have adopted NFPA Code 30 and Code 30A that cover AST design and installation; however, others have not. Therefore, owners and operators of ASTs should contact their local fire marshal to find out what rules are followed in their jurisdiction.

See the national section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for an overview of NFPA and other industry standards for ASTs. Alabama also regulates ASTs under its wastewater permit rules and financial responsibility rules for tank owners and operators.

For rules governing the storage of hazardous waste, see the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS.

For requirements concerning the storage of used oil in ASTs, see the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.

For requirements concerning the underground storage of petroleum and hazardous substances, see the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Administration and enforcement.

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