Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Bureau of Weights and Measures Storage Tank Regulation Section
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin adopts by reference National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes 30 and 30A. Wisconsin requires registration fees, tank installer certification, secondary containment for new and replacement tanks, corrosion protection for all aboveground storage tank (AST) systems, construction elements including impact barriers, specific tank markings, and specific closure procedures. Local governments may adopt stricter fire prevention codes governing ASTs.
• Administration and enforcement. The DATCP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's AST registration and installation regulations. The DATCP also administers the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PECFA). DATCP's Bureau of Weights and Measures is the primary unit responsible for the administration and regulation of the flammable and combustible liquids regulations.
All new and existing ASTs used to store petroleum products, including ...