Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State fire code: 37 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) Chapters 11, 13, and 14

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Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act: 35 Pa. Stat. 6021.101 to 6021.2104 and regulations at 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa Code) 245.1 to 245.708

Definitions: 25 Pa. Code 245.1

Registration: 25 Pa. Code 245.41 to 245.43

Permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.201 to 245.237

Permits-by-rule: 25 Pa. Code 245.211 and 25 Pa. Code 245.212

General operating permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.221 and 25 Pa. Code 245.222

Site-specific installation permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.231 to 245.237

Handlers/inspectors: 25 Pa. Code 245.101 to 245.142

Inspections: 25 Pa. Code 245.551 to 245.554

Corrective action: 25 Pa. Code 245.301 to 245.314

Large aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 25 Pa. Code 245.513

Spill and overfill protection: 25 Pa. Code 245.541

Spill prevention and response plan: 35 Pa. Stat. 6021.901 to 6021.904 and 25 Pa. Code 245.603

Closure: 25 Pa. Code 245.561 and 25 Pa. Code 245.562

Small ASTs: 25 Pa. Code 245.601 to 245.616

Operation, containment, and leak detection: 25 Pa. Code 245.612

Recordkeeping: 25 Pa. Code 245.615

Closure: 25 Pa. Code 245.614

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management Bureau of Waste Management Division of Storage Tanks

Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania's Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act applies to aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs) storing regulated substances, including petroleum and hazardous substances. In ...


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Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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