New Jersey Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) National Building Code and National Mechanical Code: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 5:23-3.14 and NJAC 5:23-3.20

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and Code 30A

New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act), New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 58:10-23.11 to 58:10-23.24 and regulations at NJAC 7:1E-1.1 to 7:1E-10.4

Notification: NJAC 7:1E-4.8

Secondary containment: NJAC 7:1E-2.2

Spill and overfill prevention: NJAC 7:1E-2.2(d)

Integrity testing: NJAC 7:1E-2.16

Financial responsibility: NJAC 7:1E-4.4

Release reporting: NJAC 7:1E-5.3

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Release Prevention

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Fire Safety

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has established numerous state-specific requirements for facilities with aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). The state has adopted the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) National Building Code and National Mechanical Code, which refer to the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and 30A. The BOCA codes are more stringent than the NFPA standards. The BOCA code limits AST capacity to 6,000 gallons (gal) for motor vehicle fuels in tanks that are not accessible to the general public and protected by a 2-hour fire-rated enclosure.

The state's Spill Compensation and Control Act also regulates ASTs with over 2,000 gallons in capacity located at "major facilities," including plan ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Documents

New Jersey Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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