Nebraska Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and NFPA Code 30A: Revised Statutes of Nebraska (Neb. Rev. Stat.) 81-502

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State Fire Code: Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) 153-1-001 to 153-26-001

Federal oil pollution prevention regulations [Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans]: 40 CFR 112

Petroleum Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) permits: NAC 153-17-001and NAC 153-17-002

Hazardous substance AST registration: NAC 158-1-001 to 158-3-003

Release notification: Nebraska Environmental Protection Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 81-1501, et seq., and NAC 126-18-002.01

Financial responsibility: Nebraska Petroleum Release Remedial Action Act (PRRA), Neb. Rev. Stat. 66-1532

Cleanup Fund: Neb. Rev. Stat. 200-1-001 to 200-7-006

Regulatory Agency

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division Petroleum Remediation Section

State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) Fuels Safety Division Flammable Liquid Storage Tank (FLST) Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Owners and operators of ASTs storing petroleum products must obtain an installation permit to install new and replacement tanks and piping. ASTs containing hazardous substances must be registered with SFM. Nebraska has adopted NFPA 30 and 30A codes and other standards related to the design, construction, and safe operation of ASTs. Although DEQ does not have specific AST regulations, the Department has adopted regulations related to the release of oil and hazardous substances. The state has established the Nebraska Petroleum Release Remedial Action Reimbursement Fund that provides reimbursement for both ASTs and underground tank releases. AST releases must ...


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Nebraska Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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