Oklahoma Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (UST): Oklahoma Storage Tank Regulation Act, 17 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 14.301 to 14.340

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Leak detection and monitoring for USTs: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:25-3-5.5 (interstitial monitoring)

Aboveground storage tanks (AST): OAC 165:26-1-2 (observation tube)

Gasoline truck tanks: OAC 252:100-43-15 (gasoline vapor leak detection procedure)

Public water system: OAC 252:656-21-2 (chlorine leak detection)

Animal feeding operation: OAC 35:17-3-11

Solid waste facilities: OAC 252:510-15-1 to 252:510-15-9 (storage tank leak detection tests)

Stormwater general permits for industrial activities: OAC 252:605, Appendix F

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (ODA)

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. Oklahoma has adopted by reference the federal leak detection rules for landfills, surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage tanks, and containers. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for details. Oklahoma also includes the federal leak detection rules and state-specific release detection requirements for underground storage tanks. Records of any external leak detection methods must be submitted to OCC, including dates the monitoring wells were inspected, who did the inspection, the type of instruments used, and calibration data on the instrument.

See the following state sections for more information:


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