Connecticut Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Connecticut Water Pollution Control Act, Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-416 to 22a-449

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30, Code 30A, and Code 31

Connecticut Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code: 29-320-1a Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) to 29-320-4a RCSA

Connecticut Oil Burning Equipment Code: 29-317-3a RCSA

Facility operating license: CGS 22a-449

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Fire, Emergency, and Building Services Office of the State Fire Marshal

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut does not have any specific rules governing aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). Connecticut's Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code adopts by reference the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards that govern AST design, installation, upgrade, repair, and closure. Connecticut amended NFPA 30A (Automotive and Marine Services Code) by adding, deleting, and modifying certain sections. The Connecticut Oil Burning Equipment Code adopts NFPA 31 (Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment).

For guidance on hazardous waste storage, see the state sections CONTAINERS, HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE, and HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS. For further guidance on storage of petroleum, see the national section OIL SPILLS and the state sections SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

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Connecticut Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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