Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal's Office
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. Utah has adopted the Utah State Fire Code for regulation of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and allows owners or operators of certain ASTs to participate in the Underground Storage Tank (UST) trust fund.
Additional regulations governing ASTs in Utah are local fire codes and federal regulations that require spill prevention plans for several types of facilities, including those with ASTs and some with USTs. These are known as Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans. An SPCC plan is required for ASTs of a certain capacity that contain oil. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for additional plan guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The State Fire Marshal administers and enforces regulations that apply to ASTs owned and operated by the state. Local fire chiefs administer and enforce the State Fire Code and local rules for all other ASTs.
Utah has adopted the federal UST rules by reference. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a summary of the state's UST regulatory program.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSURANCE PROGRAM
R311-206-6 and R311-206-9
Owners or operators of ASTs may voluntarily participate in the Environmental Assurance Program by:
- Meeting the applicable requirements of UCA 19-6-415(2) and R311-206-3(a)