Wyoming Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Aboveground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wyoming storage tank program (STP): Wyoming Environmental Quality Act, Wyoming Statutes (WS) 35-11-1414 to 35-11-1430 and regulations at Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations (WQ) 17-1 to 17-50

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requirements:

Aboveground storage tank (AST) definition: WS 35-11-1415(a)(xi)

Notification: WQ 17-9

Annual fee: WS 35-11-1425

AST construction: WQ 17-35

Installation certification: WQ 17-6(e) and WQ 17-35

Leak detection: WQ 17-36 and WQ 17-37

Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety (DFPES) requirements:

Plan submission: WS 35-9-108

Regulatory Agency

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division Storage Tank Program (STP)

DFPES State Fire Marshal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Wyoming facilities that store, dispense, or use flammable and/or combustible liquids in aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) must register the tanks with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and pay annual fees. The fuel dealer must also provide tank notification to the Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety (DFPES) and pay installation plan review fees. Each tank must have secondary containment and additional tank construction requirements. Wyoming adopts by reference the International Fire Code (IFC) and associated codes and standards.

DEQ’s storage tank regulations include both AST and underground storage tank (USTs) rules. AST requirements for release reporting, financial responsibility, and closure are the same as for USTs. For more ...

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Wyoming Aboveground Storage Tanks Resources

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