Wisconsin Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30, Code 30A, and Code 395

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Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 93.010 to 93.880

Registration: ATCP 93.140

Installation: ATCP 93.400

Plan review: ATCP 93.100

Secondary containment: ATCP 93.420

Inspections: ATCP 93.440

Closure: ATCP 93.460

Markings: ATCP 93.460(3)

Installer certification: SPS 305.84

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Bureau of Weights and Measures Storage Tank Regulation Section

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin adopts by reference National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes 30 and 30A. Wisconsin requires registration fees, tank installer certification, secondary containment for new and replacement tanks, corrosion protection for all aboveground storage tank (AST) systems, construction elements including impact barriers, specific tank markings, and specific closure procedures. Local governments may adopt stricter fire prevention codes governing ASTs.

Administration and enforcement. The DATCP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's AST registration and installation regulations. The DATCP also administers the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PECFA). DATCP's Bureau of Weights and Measures is the primary unit responsible for the administration and regulation of the flammable and combustible liquids regulations.

State Requirements


ATCP 93.140

All new and existing ASTs used to store petroleum products, including ...

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Wisconsin Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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