Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Tank Management Section
State Office of the Fire Marshal Local fire marshals
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware regulates aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under the Jeffrey Davis Aboveground Storage Tank Act; it contains standards for the construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of ASTs. The state has also adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards 30 and 30A. In addition, state statutes require owners of ASTs to obtain permits and, in certain cases, install secondary containment. Local governments may adopt more stringent AST regulations.
For rules governing the storage of hazardous waste, see the state section HAZWASTE ...