Governing Law and Regulations
Connecticut Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Fire, Emergency, and Building Services Office of the State Fire Marshal
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut does not have any specific rules governing aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). Connecticut's Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code adopts by reference the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards that govern AST design, installation, upgrade, repair, and closure. Connecticut amended NFPA 30A (Automotive and Marine Services Code) by adding, deleting, and modifying certain sections. The Connecticut Oil Burning Equipment Code adopts NFPA 31 (Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment).
For guidance on hazardous waste storage, see the state sections CONTAINERS, HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE, and HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS. For further guidance on storage of petroleum, see the national section OIL SPILLS and the state sections SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
Connecticut requires that a facility owner or operator immediately report the ...