Idaho Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Idaho Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act, Idaho Code (I.C.) 39-8801 to 39-8812, and regulations at Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedures of the Attorney General (IDAPA) 58.01.07

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Applicability: I.C. 39-8804

Definitions: IDAPA

Notification: IDAPA

Secondary containment: I.C. 39-8806 and IDAPA

Training: I.C. 39-8807 and IDAPA

Inspections: I.C. 39-8808 and IDAPA

Delivery prohibition: I.C. 39-8809 and IDAPA

Release notification: IDAPA

UST Database: I.C. 39-88010 and IDAPA

UST Fund: I.C. 41-49

Regulatory Agencies

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management and Remediation Division UST/Leaking UST Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Idaho has not yet been granted state program approval by EPA. In August 2005, the federal UST Compliance Act (USTCA) amended the federal Solid Waste Disposal Act, the original legislation that created the UST program. USTCA required states that receive federal funding to comply with the federal law and regulations. On February 23, 2007, Idaho passed the Idaho UST Act, and DEQ subsequently promulgated UST regulations, effective April 2, 2008, that adopt the federal regulations by reference.

DEQ regulations stipulate that that state regulations cannot be more stringent than the federal UST laws and regulations. DEQ adopted USTCA regulations that require secondary containment for new or replacement UST systems within 1,000 feet of a drinking water source. DEQ also adopted USTCA UST operator training regulations and rules for third-party inspectors. Idaho has also adopted a "red tag" ...

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