Idaho Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Idaho Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Idaho Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act, Idaho Code (I.C.) 39-8801 to 39-8812, and regulations at Idaho Rules of Administrative Procedures of the Attorney General (IDAPA) 58.01.07

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Notification: IDAPA

Secondary containment: I.C. 39-8806 and IDAPA

Delivery prohibition: I.C. 39-8809 and IDAPA

Release notification: IDAPA

Operator training: I.C. 39-8807 and IDAPA

Compliance inspections: I.C. 39-8808 and IDAPA

UST Database: I.C. 39-88010 and IDAPA


UST Fund: I.C. 41-4901 to 41-4946

Regulatory Agencies

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Management and Remediation Division UST/Leaking UST Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Idaho has a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -approved underground storage tank (UST) program and follows the federal UST rules as revised in 2015, incorporating most of the regulations by reference. Specifically, Idaho follows the federal requirements for petroleum and hazardous substance USTs, applicability, design, construction, installation, notifications, secondary containment, release detection, operation and maintenance requirements, delivery prohibition, closure, release reporting, corrective action, operator training, and financial responsibility. However, if there is an inconsistency between the state and federal regulations, the state regulations will prevail.

Idaho also requires annual UST fees and has the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund (PSTF) that provides coverage for cleanup costs and third-party claims resulting from accidental releases.

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