Governing Law and Regulations
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Spill Prevention and Response Industry Preparedness Program Underground Storage Tanks
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing (DCBPL)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Alaska does not have state program approval (SPA) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Therefore, both state and federal rules apply, including all federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations as revised in 2015. State rules generally follow federal requirements, with stricter requirements for registration, spill reporting and response, site assessment, inspection, and certification. Alaska has also adopted the federal delivery prohibition and inspection requirements under the federal UST Compliance Act (USTCA).
In Alaska, there is a third-party inspection program based on state UST regulations. Although Alaska, through the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), enforces the rules of the program, the EPA has the right to enforce federal regulations within the state if this is found to be ...