Nebraska Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Petroleum Products and Hazardous Substances Storage and Handling Act, Revised Statutes of Nebraska (Neb. Rev. Stat.) 81-15,117 to 81-15,127 and Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC) 159-1-001 to 159-16-001

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Petroleum Release Remedial Action (PRRA) Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. 66-1501 to 66-1531

Registration: NAC 159-2-001 and NAC 159-11-004.01

Registration Fees: NAC 159-2-001.03B

UST permits:

Tank operating permit: NAC 159-2-002

Tank installation permit: NAC 159-2-003

Tank closure permit: NAC 159-2-004

Operating requirements: NAC 159-6-001 to 159-6-006.03B

Recordkeeping: NAC 159-6-006

Release detection: NAC 159-7-001 to 159-7-006

Inspections: NAC 159-12-001 to 159-12-002.01

Release reporting: NAC 159-6-006.01B and NAC 159-8-001 to 159-8-005.02

Closure: NAC 159-10-001 to 159-10-006

Licensing and certification:

Installer/Closer Licensing: NAC 159-3-001

Installer/Closer Certification: NAC 159-3-002

Cathodic protection tester certification: NAC 159-3-003

Denials and revocations: NAC 159-3-004

Operator training: NAC 159-13-001 to 159-13-008.04

Delivery prohibition: NAC 159-11-001 to 159-11-004.01

Financial responsibility: Neb. Rev. Stat. 66-1519 to 66-1531 and NAC 159-9-001 to 159-9-009.02

PRRA Cash Fund (Fund): Neb. Rev. Stat. 66-1519 to 66-1531 and NAC 200-1-001 to 200-7-006.02

Regulatory Agencies

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Water Quality Division Petroleum Remediation Section

State Fire Marshal's Office (SFM) Fuels Safety Division Flammable Liquid Storage Tank (FLST) Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nebraska has state program approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the ...

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