Arizona Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Uniform Fire Code (UFC), Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 41-2146(C) and Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 4-36-201 et seq.

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Hazardous materials transportation regulations: AZ Admin. Code R 17-5-209

Hazardous substance release: AZ Rev. Stat. 26-348

Hazardous substance underground storage tanks (USTs): AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-240 to 18-12-242

Hazardous substance dry wells: AZ Admin. Code R 18-9-C301

Pesticide storage: AZ Admin. Code R 3-3-308

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona State Fire Marshal

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) Environmental Services Division

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. Arizona does not specifically regulate hazardous substance storage. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

Arizona has adopted by reference the Uniform Fire Code governing ASTs. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST requirements in Arizona.

The state's UST program follows the federal rules, with some additional requirements for notification, leak detection, release reporting, corrective action, and closure. See the state sections LEAK DETECTION and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

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