Michigan Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs): Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act 451 of 1994 (NREPA), Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.21101 to 324.21113 and Michigan UST regulations (MUSTR) at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 29.2101 to 29.2174

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Storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids: MAC r. 29.5601 to 29.5917

Applicability: MAC r. 29.2103

Hazardous substance USTs: MAC r. 29.2123

Heating oil tanks: MAC r. 29.2107

Notification: MAC r. 29.2113

Registration: MAC r. 29.2113

Performance standards:

Existing USTs: MAC r. 29.2111

New USTs: MAC r. 29.2109

Piping: MAC r. 29.2109(b)

Spill and overfill prevention: MAC r. 29.2109(c)

Operation and maintenance: MAC r. 29.2114 to 29.2120a

Corrosion protection: MAC r. 29.2115

Testing and inspections: MAC r. 29.2120

Walk-through inspections: MAC r. 29.2120a

Reporting and recordkeeping: MAC r. 29.2119

Leak detection: MAC r. 29.2121 to 29.2127

Delivery prohibition: MAC r. 29.2103(d)

Release reporting: MAC r. 29.2129 to 29.2139

Closure: MAC r. 29.2151 to 29.2159

Financial responsibility: MAC r. 29.2161 to 29.2174

Leaking underground storage tank (LUST) program: MCL 324.21301a to 324.21330

Operator training: MAC r. 29.2175 to 29.2180

Corrective action: MCL 324.21304a to 324.21311a

Qualified consultants: MCL 324.21325

Reporting and recordkeeping: MAC r. 29.2119

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Fire Services

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan does not have U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its underground storage tank (UST) program. This means that UST ...

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