Governing Law and Regulations
(NMED) New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
PSTB District Offices
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. New Mexico obtained authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its state underground storage tank (UST) regulatory program in 1996. The state petroleum storage tank regulations govern both USTs and aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and are therefore stricter than federal rules. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a review of AST rules. The state follows the federal requirements for UST technical standards, operation and maintenance, release detection, operator training, release reporting and investigation, and operator training as revised in ...