Governing Law and Regulations
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Waste Management and Prevention Division (WMPD)
Vermont Department of Public Safety Fire Safety Division Office of the State Fire Marshal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
DEC Regional Offices
Local building and fire departments
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. In Vermont, a permit is required before aboveground storage tank (AST) installation. Vermont has adopted regulations establishing standards for the design and installation of ASTs.
In addition, Vermont has adopted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes 30 and 30A and other standards related to the design, construction, and safe operation of ASTs, with some modifications. Vermont’s fire code and adopted NFPA standards prohibit using a tank designed for underground use in any aboveground application. See the national section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for an overview of NFPA codes and other industry standards applicable to ASTs.
Facilities with an aboveground capacity of greater ...