Arkansas Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Arkansas Fire Prevention Code (AFPC), Section 3404.2.7.10

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Registration: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 12.201 to 12.203


Release reporting: AR Reg. 12.305 to 12.308

Release investigation: AR Reg. 12.107

Petroleum Cleanup Fund: AR Reg. 12.301 to 12.416

Regulatory Agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Regulated Storage Tanks (RST) Division

Arkansas State Police State Fire Marshal's Office

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas aboveground storage tank (AST) regulations include registration and trust fund eligibility requirements. ASTs are generally regulated under the AFPC, which has adopted the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Code 30 (Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code) and Code 30A (Automobile and Marine Service Station Code). See the national section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for information on the federal AST requirements.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's RST Division administers and enforces state AST regulations. Local fire departments have the authority to inspect the installation and removal of tanks and establish local requirements. The state fire marshal's office administers and enforces AST permitting and technical requirements in Arkansas.

State Requirements


AR Reg. 12.201 to 12.203

ADEQ requires ASTs with a combined capacity of between 1,320 gallons (gal) and 40,000 gal that contain petroleum products to be registered with ADEQ. The volume calculations for all tanks should include their storage capacity regardless of whether the tanks are filled.

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