Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Leak detection and repair (LDAR): 40 CFR 60 to 63

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Alternative work practice: 40 CFR 60.18(g)

Hazardous waste combusters: 40 CFR 63.1206

Refrigerant releases: 40 CFR 82.15

Hazardous waste tanks: 40 CFR 264.193

Hazardous waste containers: 40 CFR 264.175

Landfills and impoundments: 40 CFR 264.301 and 40 CFR 264.251

Action leakage rates: 40 CFR 264.222

Closure: 40 CFR 264.304

Containment buildings: 40 CFR 264.1101

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) air standards:

Process vents and equipment leaks: 40 CFR 264.1050 to 40 CFR 264.1065

Test methods and procedures: 40 CFR 264.1063

Repair delays: 40 CFR 264.1059

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 40 CFR 280.40 to 280.45

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 40 CFR 112.7(d)

Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas: 29 CFR 1910.110

Combustible liquids: 29 CFR 1910.106

Anhydrous ammonia: 29 CFR 1910.111

Best management practices (BMPs) for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): 40 CFR 412.4

BMPs for paper mills: 40 CFR 430.03(d)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

EPA Office of Water

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.


A common objective among pollution control rules is to require management practices that prevent spills and releases of hazardous substances or oil that could endanger human health and the environment. Waste management requirements and hazardous chemical storage and disposal rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination.

In general, leak detection rules require that a leak detection device be installed ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Clean Air Act Requirements
Hazardous Waste
RCRA Air Standards
USTs and ASTs
OSHA Requirements
Paper Mills
Guidance Documents

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