North Dakota Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Dakota Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) 23-20.3-01 to 23-20.3-11 and regulations at North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC) 33-24-08-01 to 33-24-08-130

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Registration and notification: NDAC 33-24-08-12 and NDAC 33-24-08-22

Performance standards: NDAC 33-24-08-10 and NDAC 33-24-08-11

Operation and maintenance: NDAC 33-24-08-21 , NDAC 33-24-08-25 and NDAC 33-24-08-26

Operator training: NDAC 33-24-08-44 to 33-24-08-48

Delivery prohibition: NDAC 33-24-08-36 to 33-24-08-39

Closure: NDAC 33-24-08-60 to 33-24-08-64

Cleanup Fund: NDCC 23-37-01 to 23-37-30

Fees: NDCC 23-37-17 and NDCC 23-37-18

Regulatory Agencies

North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) Division of Waste Management UST Program

North Dakota Insurance Department Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund

North Dakota Fire Marshal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. North Dakota’s underground storage tank (UST) program is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) has adopted the federal UST requirements as revised in 2015, including the performance standards, operation and maintenance, operator training, spill reporting, financial responsibility, and closure requirements. For more information about the federal requirements, see the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

The state has also established the North Dakota Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund, including fee requirements. In addition, North Dakota has adopted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code.

· Administration and enforcement. The NDDH administers and enforces the UST rules in North Dakota with oversight enforcement by ...

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