Vermont Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Vermont Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes 30 and 30A: Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code, 20 Vermont Statutes Annotated (VSA) 2799 to 2802, and regulations at Vermont Administrative Rule (VAR) 28-070-001

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Aboveground storage tank (AST) design and installation: VAR 12-032-006, Sections 9-101 to 9-309

Installation: VAR 12-032-006, Section 9-305

Prohibitions: VAR 12-032-006, Section 9-302

Tank removal: VAR 12-032-006, Section 9-307

Emergency and corrective actions: VAR 12-032-006, Section 9-103

Fire Code requirements: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-402 and VAR 28-070-001

Petroleum Cleanup Fund (PCF): 10 VSA 1941 to 1944

Regulatory Agency

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.

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Vermont Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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