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Oklahoma Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition: 17 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 14.303

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:26-8-3

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): OAC 165:26

Underground storage tanks (USTs): OAC 165:25

Hazardous materials: OAC 595:35-1-4

Hazardous waste storage: OAC 252:205-3-2(f) and OAC 252:205-3-2(g)

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tanks Division

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Office of the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substance" is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. For additional information, see the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE.

Oklahoma has adopted the NFPA Code 30 and Code 30A that apply to the design and installation of ASTs. The state follows the Oklahoma Aboveground Tank Regulation Act and regulations, which divides the authority to regulate ASTs between the state Fire Marshal's Office and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. For a discussion of AST rules in Oklahoma, see the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Oklahoma's hazardous substance UST rules follow the federal regulations with additional state requirements. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional UST information.

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