Governing Law and Regulations
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fire and Building Safety Division State Fire Marshal
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Office of Indiana State Chemist
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Indiana has no specific aboveground storage tank (AST) regulations for tanks that store petroleum products. However, the Indiana Fire Code has adopted the Uniform Fire Code by reference, with additional requirements that require AST installation plan review and approval. Secondary containment is required for most ASTs, including those containing hazardous materials.
For information on underground storage tanks containing petroleum or hazardous substances, see the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.
For storage tanks that contain hazardous wastes, see the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT TANKS for more information. For storage tanks that contain used oil, see the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DHS regulates ASTs containing flammable or combustible liquids, and administers and enforces AST plan review and approval in the state. The Office of Indiana State Chemist regulates ASTs that contain fertilizers or pesticides. IDEM is responsible for administering emergency response action requirements. Local authorities may also adopt stricter requirements for AST installation and ...