Hawaii Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Hawaii Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) 342L and regulations at Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 11-281-01 to 11-281-131

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Applicability: HAR 11-281-01

Emergency generators: HAR 11-281-01(c), HAR 11-281-17, and HAR 11-281-46

Design, construction, and installation:

Under dispenser containment: HAR 11-281-19

Spill and overfill control: HAR 11-281-14 and HAR 11-281-41

Secondary containment: HAR 11-281-17 and HAR HAR 11-281-51(e)

Certification of installation: HAR 11-281-16

Notification: HAR 11-281-21.5

Permits: HRS 342L-4.5 and HAR 11-281-23 to 11-281-31

Variances: HAR 11-281-32 to 11-281-34

Fees: HAR 11-281-35

Repairs: HAR 11-281-44

Recordkeeping: HAR 11-281-45

Operator training: HAR 11-281-46

Release detection: HAR 11-281-51 to 11-281-54

Records: HAR 11-281-54

Release reporting:

Suspected releases: HAR 11-281-61 to 11-281-64

Notification: HAR 11-281-71 and 11-281-73

Corrective Action: HAR 11-281-74 to 11-281-80.1

Closure: HAR 11-281-81 to 11-281-85

Delivery prohibition: HAR 11-281-129

Field Citations: HAR 11-281-121, HAR 11-281-122, and HAR 11-281-131, Appendices VII and VIII

Regulatory Agencies

Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch UST Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Hawaii state underground storage tank (UST) program approval in 2002. State UST rules generally follow federal requirements, with stricter requirements for permits, fees, and other general requirements. Hawaii has adopted delivery prohibition and inspection requirements in response to the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. Hawaii requires secondary containment and ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
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