Governing Law and Regulations
Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 837-040-0010 et seq.
Installation: OAR 837-040-0010
Oregon Department of the State Police Office of the State Fire Marshal Codes & Technical Services Unit
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division AST Program
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. Oregon has adopted the International Fire Code that governs aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) containing motor vehicle fuel. A permit from the state fire marshal is required for gasoline and diesel fuel tanks with a total storage capacity of more than 1,000 gallons (gal).
Local governments may establish rules more stringent than the state code. See the state sections OIL SPILLS and SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for further guidance.
See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of underground petroleum tank requirements in Oregon.
• Administration and enforcement. Local fire departments administer and enforce the Oregon Fire Code as it relates to AST installation and maintenance. DEQ enforces requirements for facilities with ASTs of 10,000 gal or greater capacity if petroleum is received from pipelines or vessels.
An application to install flammable/combustible liquid ASTs must be completed and accompany two sets of plans when installing ASTs over 1,000 gal in either individual or aggregate quantities.
The complete application and plans must be submitted to the Office of the State Fire Marshal for ...