Hawaii Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Hawaii Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fire protection: Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) 132-1 to 132-16

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Hawaii Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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