Oklahoma Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Oklahoma Storage Tank Regulation Act, 17 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated 14.301 to 14.340 and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:25-1 to 165:25-18

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Delivery prohibition: OAC 165:25-1-67

Secondary containment: OAC 165:25-2-33

Operation and maintenance:

Periodic testing: OAC 165:25-3-6.25, OAC 165:25-1-57, and OAC 165:25-2-111

Inspections: OAC 165:25-1-60 and OAC 165:25-1-57

Release reporting: OAC 165:25-3-7.1

Professional licensing requirements: OAC 165:25-1-101 to 165:25-1-107

Installers/removers: OAC 165:25-1-101 and OAC 165: 25-1-102

Monitoring well technician: OAC 165:25-1-103

Fees: OAC 165:25-1-64 and OAC 165:5-3-2

Operator training: OAC 165:25-1-120 to 165:25-1-126

Financial responsibility: OAC 165:25-2-4

Petroleum Storage Tank Indemnity Fund (PSTIF): OAC 165:27-1-1 to 165:27-9-4

Regulatory Agency

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division (PSTD)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma’s underground storage tank (UST) regulations adopt the federal requirements as revised in 2015 with additional licensing and fee requirements for UST installers, removers, and technicians. For more information, see the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS. The Oklahoma Petroleum Storage Tank Indemnity Fund (PSTIF) provides reimbursement for corrective action as a result of tank releases.

Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division (PSTD) administers and enforces the UST rules in Oklahoma. In addition, the Tulsa Health Department and some other local programs regulate USTs in Oklahoma.

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