Idaho Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
International Fire Code, 2012 edition: Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedures of the Attorney General (IDAPA) 18.01.50
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Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (PSTF): Idaho Code (I.C.) 41-49
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management and Remediation Division
DEQ Stationary Source Program Manager
Idaho Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Idaho has not established state-specific aboveground storage tank (AST) requirements. However, the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act requires that the state’s groundwater be protected as a valuable public resource against unreasonable contamination or deterioration.
The state has adopted the International Fire Code (IFC), 2012 edition, which includes standards for aboveground storage of flammable and combustible liquids as well as fuel storage at gas stations and similar facilities. The IFC also adopts National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and other standards related to the design, construction, and safe operation of ASTs. See the national section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for an overview of NFPA codes and other industry standards applicable to ASTs.
Local jurisdictions may adopt codes and standards or have additional requirements that are stricter than state rules, such as permits for AST installation and operation, including fees.
Sites that store oil in ASTs and underground storage tanks (USTs) are often required to have a federal spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plan on-site. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information. For requirements concerning the ...