Oregon Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-150-0001 to 340-150-0620

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General requirements: OAR 340-150-0135

General permit: OAR 340-150-0020 to 340-150-0168

Temporary permits: OAR 340-150-0021

Modification: OAR 340-150-0052

Closure: OAR 340-150-0168

Fees: OAR 340-150-0110

Delivery prohibition: OAR 340-150-0150 and OAR 340-150-0152

Secondary containment: OAR 340-150-0300

Training: OAR 340-150-0210

Spill prevention: OAR 340-150-0310

Leak detection: OAR 340-150-0410 to 340-150-0470

Release reporting: OAR 340-150-0500 and OAR 340-150-0510

Licensing: OAR 340-160 to 340-163

Operator training: OAR 340-150-0200 to 340-150-0210

Enforcement: OAR 340-150-0250

Financial Responsibility: OAR 340-151-0001 to 340-151-0025

Petroleum cleanup fund: OAR 340-174-0060

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

Oregon Department of the State Police Office of the State Fire Marshal Codes & Technical Services Unit

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. EPA has approved Oregon's underground storage tank (UST) program for petroleum and hazardous substances under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the state program in lieu of the federal UST program. The state program differs from the federal program in that a permit is required for each regulated UST. Oregon also requires secondary containment for all new and replacement tanks and piping and delivery prohibition requirements that ...


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