Governing Law and Regulations
Fire protection: Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) 132-1 to 132-16
Hawaii Environmental Response Law, HRS 10-128D-1 et seq. and regulations at Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 11-451.
Hawaii Water Pollution Control Law, HRS 19-342D-1 et seq.
State Fire Council: HRS Section 132-16 and regulations at HAR 12-44-1 to 12-44-73
State Fire Code: HAR 12-45.2-1 to 12-45.2-145
Tank abandonment: HAR 12-45.2-144
Air emissions permits: HAR 11-60.1-61 to 11-60.1-76
Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations State Fire Council (SFC)
Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response
DOH Environmental Management Division Clean Air Branch
Honolulu City and County Fire Departments
Kauai County Fire Department
Hawaii County Fire Department
County of Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety Fire Prevention Bureau
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Hawaii does not have any specific aboveground storage tank (AST) requirements although the Hawaii Water Pollution Control Law prohibits the discharge of any pollutant into state waters without a permit. In addition, the Hawaii Environmental Response Law requires immediate reporting of any hazardous substance release. Hawaii also requires that the owner or operator of a tank control air pollutant emissions from each tank.
Each of the four state counties (Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii) has adopted its own rules governing the design and installation of ASTs. For example, the county fire departments may require a permit or license for any flammable and combustible liquid tank installation together with installation fees. Therefore, it is recommended that ...