Ohio Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3737.87 to 3737.99, ORCA 3737-1-04, and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 1301:7-9-01 to 1301:7-9-17

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Applicability: OAC 1301:7-9-01

Exemptions: OAC 1301:7-9-01(C)


Current UST owners: OAC 1301:7-9-04(B)

New UST owners: OAC 1301:7-9-04(C)

Registration fees: OAC 1301:7-9-04

Transfer of ownership: OAC 1301:7-9-04(D)

Sensitive areas: OAC 1301:7-9-09

Permits: OAC 1301:7-9-10

Design, construction, and installation: OAC 1301:7-9-06 and OAC 1301:7-9-07

Secondary containment: OAC 1301:7-9-06

Delivery prohibition: OAC 1301:7-9-18

Exemptions: OAC 1301:7-9-18

Release reporting: OAC 1301:7-9-13

Corrective action: OAC 1301:7-9-13 to 1301:7-9-16

Financial responsibility: ORCA 3737.91, ORCA 3737.92, and OAC 1301:7-9-05

Closure: OAC 1301:7-9-12


UST installer: OAC 1301:7-9-11

UST inspector: OAC 1301:7-9-15

Operator training: OAC 1301:7-9-19

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Department of Commerce Division of the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation (BUSTR)

Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board (Board) Petroleum Financial Assurance Fund

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Although Ohio has not received federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its underground storage tank (UST) program, state UST rules generally follow the federal regulations. In addition, the state has adopted additional or stricter rules that include registration and inspection fees, permits, and UST installer and inspector certification. Ohio has adopted ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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