Louisiana Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and Code 30A: Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 40:1563 and LRS 40:1578.6

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National Fire Prevention Code (NFPA 1) adopted as State Uniform Fire Prevention Code: LRS 40:1578.7

Spill prevention and control: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:IX.901 to 33:IX.907

Louisiana Water Control Law, LRS 30:2071 to 30:2078

Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act, LRS 30:2451 to 30:2496

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal's Office Plan Review Section

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana has no specific rules for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). However, Louisiana has incorporated by reference National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Code 30 and NFPA Code 30A, and enforces NFPA 70.

AST owners or operators must submit tank site plans to the state fire marshal for review before commencing construction for any structures, excluding one- and two-family dwellings. Following a satisfactory inspection, the state fire marshal issues a certificate of completion, and a copy of the certificate is submitted to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Louisiana has a spill prevention and control plan requirement for certain aboveground storage facilities that is similar to the federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasures (SPCC) plan requirements. The federal plan and the required state plan are two separate and distinct plans as the state regulations cover substances in addition to oil. For more ...

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