Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...