Louisiana Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2194, LRS 30:2195, and regulations at Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:XI:101 to 33:XI.1505

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Applicability: LAC 33:XI.101

Registration: LAC 33:XI.301

Fees: LAC 33:XI.307

Installation: LAC 33:XI.303 and LAC 33:XI.305

Operating requirements: LAC 33:XI.501 to 33:XI.599 and LAC 33:XI.703

Spill and overfill control: LAC 33:XI.501 and 33:XI.511

Release detection: LAC 33:XI.703

Walk-through inspections: LAC 33:XI.513

Shear valves: LAC 33:XI.515

Corrosion protection: LAC 33:XI.503

Compatibility: LAC 33:XI.505

Repairs: LAC 33:XI.507

Reporting and recordkeeping: LAC 33:XI.509

Closure and changes in service: LAC 33:XI.901 to 33:XI.907

Operator training: LAC 33:XI.601 to 33:XI.611

Classes of UST operators: LAC 33:XI.603

Training deadlines: LAC 33:XI.607

Training frequency: LAC 33:XI.609

Recordkeeping: LAC 33:XI.611

Professional certification: LAC 33:XI.1301 to 33:XI.1313

Financial responsibility: LAC 33:XI.1101 to 33:XI.1141

Motor Fuels UST Trust Fund: LRS 30:2194 et seq. and LRS 20:2195 et seq.

Release reporting and response: LAC 33:XI.701 to 33:XI.715

Delivery prohibition: LAC 33:XI.403

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Assessment Underground Storage Tanks Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal
Rules. Louisiana was granted state program approval in 1992. Louisiana's underground storage tank (UST) rules are similar to the federal rules. The state has a Motor Fuels UST Trust Fund to cover releases from USTs, a certification requirement for certain UST professionals, and its own fee system.

Louisiana has also adopted the ...

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