Georgia Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Aboveground storage tank (AST) plans: Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 25-2-16 and Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 120-3-11

Regulatory Agencies

Georgia State Fire Marshal Hazardous Materials Division

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State v. Federal

Rules. Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) in Georgia are regulated by the state fire code, which adopts National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and NFPA Code 30A with substantial additions for AST plans and installation. The state code also adopts specific industry standards, including those of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and Underwriters Laboratories. Local cities and counties may have more stringent requirements, including AST prohibition in certain areas. For information on aboveground storage of hazardous wastes, see the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS. For information on underground storage tanks, see the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

The state has additional spill prevention requirements for new aboveground chemical or petroleum storage tanks located in significant groundwater recharge areas. See the state section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office and local fire departments administer and enforce AST regulations in Georgia.

State Requirements


CGA 25-2-16 and GRR 120-3-11

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Georgia Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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