Arizona Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Uniform Fire Code (UFC), Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 41-2146(C) and Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 4-36-201 et seq.

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Aquifer protection permits: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-241 et seq.

AST releases: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-283.02 et seq.

Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF): AZ Rev. Stat. 49-282 et seq.

Special wastes: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-851 et seq. and AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1601et seq.

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Arizona Department of Building and Fire Safety Office of the State Fire Marshal

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona has incorporated by reference the Uniform Fire Code. ASTs are prohibited at service stations although they are allowed at bulk plants, construction sites, and farms. The state does not have any specific AST requirements although state water quality control requirements prohibit the discharge of a pollutant into waters of the state without a permit. See the state sections OIL SPILLS, RELEASE NOTIFICATION and SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for additional guidance covering spills and other releases from storage tanks.

Administration and enforcement. The state fire marshal administers and enforces the state fire code. ADEQ is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's water quality standards.

State Requirements


ADEQ does not regulate the installation, operation, maintenance, or closure of ASTs. There are, however, some situations where ASTs may be regulated. For example, if a drywell ...

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Arizona Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

Type Title
Checklists Tank In-Service Inspection Checklist
Forms UST/AST Registration
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