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Nevada Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 459.800 to 459.856 and regulations at Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 459.9921 to 459.9995

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Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30

International Fire Code (2003 edition), Chapters 2, 22, and 34

Notification: NAC 459.993

Leak detection: NAC 459.994

Certification: NAC 459.970 to 459.9729

Releases: NAC 445.347

Financial responsibility: NAC 459.995

Cleanup Fund: NAC 590.700 to 590.790

Closure: NAC 459.9719

Regulatory Agency

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Corrective Action

Southern Nevada Health District

Washoe County District Health Department

Nevada State Fire Marshal's Office

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nevada has adopted the federal UST regulations and requires UST notification to DEP. The regulations also require notice to Clark and Washoe county health agencies for new ownership of existing UST facilities or permanent closure. Nevada adopts the federal UST regulations regarding secondary containment and delivery prohibition under the federal UST Compliance Act (USTCA) as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The State Fire Marshal has adopted NFPA 30. A secondary containment system is required for all USTs installed on or after July 1, 2008. A "red tag" is placed on the fill pipe of any UST that is ineligible to receive a delivery of regulated product. In addition, the state has adopted the International Fire Code, 2003 Edition (Chapters 2, 22, and 34). There are no state UST regulations mandating removal or testing of home heating oil ...


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