Idaho Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

International Fire Code, 2006 edition, Idaho Code (I.C.) 41-253 to 41-269

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Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act, I.C. 39-101

Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (PSTF): I.C. 41-49

Air emissions permits: Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedures of the Attorney General (IDAPA)

Regulatory Agencies

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management and Remediation Division

DEQ Stationary Source Program Manager

Idaho Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Idaho does not have any specific aboveground storage tank (AST) requirements although the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act requires that the state’s groundwater be protected as a valuable public resource against unreasonable contamination or deterioration.

The state has adopted the International Fire Code (IFC), 2006 edition, which includes standards for aboveground storage of flammable and combustible liquids as well as fuel storage at gas stations and similar facilities. The IFC also adopts National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and other standards related to the design, construction, and safe operation of ASTs. See the national section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for an overview of NFPA codes and other industry standards applicable to ASTs.

Local jurisdictions may adopt codes and standards or have additional requirements that are stricter than state rules, such as permits for AST installation and operation, including fees. For example, the Phoenix Fire Department (PFD) requires a flammable/combustible liquids storage, handling, and use permit before an AST can be filled or placed in service. In ...

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