Iowa Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Petroleum aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): IAC 661-224.1(101) to IAC 224.8(101)

Liquified petroleum (LP) gas installations: IAC 661-226.1(101)

Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Land Quality

Iowa Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division Flammable and Combustible Liquids Bureau

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Iowa's state fire code has adopted NFPA 30 and NFPA 30A standards that cover AST location, capacity, corrosion protection, and spill requirements. However, where the NFPA code requires installation of either an external gate valve or an emergency internal check valve, Iowa requires both types of valve.

The state requires registration with the state fire marshal of any ASTs with a capacity over 1,100 gallons (gal), except heating oil tanks. In addition, AST owners and operators must receive plan approval from the state fire marshal before any tank installation or modification.

Iowa's underground storage tank (UST) rules have incorporated the federal rules, with additional and more stringent requirements. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.

See the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS for a discussion of the state requirements that cover tanks that contain hazardous waste.

Administration and enforcement. The state fire marshal administers and enforces the state fire code as it applies to ASTs. DNR administers and enforces the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act as it applies to ...

>> Read more about Aboveground Storage Tanks

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Iowa Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

Aboveground Storage Tanks Products

SPCC Interactive Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "SPCC: Current Status and Upcoming Changes; Get Your Facility Up to Speed Now""
Hazardous Waste Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Hazardous Waste: Key Differences Between California and Federal Requirements; Don’t Get Tripped Up""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!