Nevada Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nevada Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 459.800 to 459.856 and regulations at Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 459.9921 to 459.999

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Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30

International Fire Code (2003 edition), Chapters 2, 22, and 34

Notification: NAC 459.993 and NAC 459.9947.3

Delivery prohibition: NAC 459.9941 to 459.9944


Secondary containment: NAC 459.9945 to 459.9947

Under dispenser containment: NAC 459.9948

Leak detection: NAC 459.994

Professional Certification: NAC 459.970 to 459.9729

Operator designation and training: NAC 459.99395 and NAC 459.99396

Releases: NAC 445.347, NAC 445.3473, and NAC 459.996

Financial responsibility: NAC 459.995

Petroleum Fund: NAC 590.700 to 590.790

Obtaining coverage: NAC 590.730 to 590.750

Coverage for releases: NAC 590.760 to 590.770 Reimbursement: NAC 590.780

Closure: NAC 459.9704 to 459.9719 and NAC 459.9972

Regulatory Agency

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Corrective Action

Clark County Health District

Washoe County District Health Department

Nevada State Fire Marshal's Office

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

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nevada has adopted the federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations as revised in 2015, including the requirements for operator designation and training, secondary containment, and delivery prohibition. Depending on the location of the UST, the regulations require notification to the Clark and Washoe county health agencies or to the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) for rural counties outside of Clark and Washoe ...

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