Maine Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maine Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance underground storage tanks (USTs): 38 Maine Statutes (MRS) Section 1361 to 1371 and and Code of Maine Rules CMR 06-096-695 Appendix I

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Registration: CMR 06-096-695.5

Fees: CMR 06-096-695.5.C

Change in ownership: CMR 06-096-695.5.D

Secondary containment: CMR 06-096-695.6 to 06-096-695.9

Closure: CMR 06-096-695.13

Petroleum USTs: 38 MRS 561 to 570-L and CMR 06-096-691.1 to 06-096-691 Appendix T

Siting Restrictions: 38 MRS 1391 to 1400 and CMR 06-096-692

Registration: CMR 06-096-691.4

Fees: CMR 06-096-691.4(J)

Change in ownership: CMR 06-096-691.4.P

Secondary containment: CMR 06-096-691.5(B)(2) and CMR 06-096-691.6

Daily inventory: CMR 06-096-691.5(D) and CMR 06-096-691 Appendix I

Annual inspections: CMR 06-096-691.5(D)(17)

Other testing and inspections: CMR 06-096-691.5(D)

Release reporting: CMR 06-096-691.5(D)(11), CMR 06-096-691.12, and CMR 06-096-691.6(C)

Delivery prohibition: 38 MRS 563-A

Installers/remover certification: 32 MRS 10001 to 10016 and CMR 06-481-1 to 06-481-6

Closure: CMR 06-096-691.11

Financial responsibility: CMR 06-096-691.5(D)(15)

Cleanup fund: 38 MRS 551 and 38 MRS 568-A

Operator training: CMR 06-096-693

Unmanned facility: CMR 06-096-693.5

Regulatory Agencies

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management Underground Oil Storage Tanks Unit

DEP Ground and Surface Waters Clean-up and Response Fund (Fund)

Maine Board of UST Installers (Board)

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF) Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC)

DACF Bureau of Agriculture Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Local Fire Departments

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