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Maine Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Maine Oil Discharge Prevention and Pollution Control Act, 38 Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (MRSA) 541 to 560

Flammable liquids: 25 MRSA 2481 to 2485 and regulations at Code of Maine Rules (CMR) 16-219-34, NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Faculties and Repair Garages, and NFPA 385 Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans: 40 CFR 112 and 38 MRSA 570-K(5)

Office of the State Fire Marshal permits: 25 MRSA 2482

AST siting restrictions: 38 MRSA 1391 to 1399 and CMR 06-096-692

Underground piping: 38 MRSA 563(10) and CMR 06-096-691

Emergency preparedness registration: 37-B MRSA 797

Hazardous matter: 38 MRSA 1318-B, 38 MRSA 1318-C, and 38 MRSA 1319

Cleanup funds:

Groundwater Cleanup Fund: 38 MRSA 561 to 570

Coastal and Inland Cleanup Fund: 38 MRSA 551

Regulatory Agencies

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management

Maine Department of Public Safety Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)

Maine Fuel Board (MFB)

Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. In Maine, a number of different state and federal regulations pertain to aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), depending on size, location, use of tank, and product stored. Maine requires a permit for the installation of ASTs that store flammable or combustible liquids. The state has adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30 and 30A codes and other standards related to the design, construction, and safe ...


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