Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Installation: Combustible and Flammable Liquids Act, 35 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 1241 to 1252

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Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act: 35 Pa. Stat. 6021.101 to 6021.2104 and regulations at 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 245.1 to 245.708

Registration: 25 Pa. Code 245.41

Fees: 25 Pa. Code 245.42

Permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.201 to 245.237

Operating permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.222

Site-specific installation permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.231 to 245.237

Secondary containment: 25 Pa. Code 245.421

Professional certification: 25 Pa. Code 245.101 to 245.142

Tank handling and inspection: 25 Pa. Code 245.21

UST testing requirements: 25 Pa. Code 245.31

General operating requirements: 25 Pa. Code 245.431 to 245.438

Periodic testing: 25 Pa. Code 245.437

Walk-through inspections: 25 Pa. Code 245.438

Reporting and recordkeeping: 25 Pa. Code 245.435

Operator training: 25 Pa. Code 245.436

Facility inspections: 25 Pa. Code 245.411

Release reporting: 25 Pa. Code 245.304 and 25 Pa. Code 245.305

Closure: 25 Pa. Code 245.451 to 245.455

Financial responsibility: 25 Pa. Code 245.701 to 245.708 (704 and 708 amended)

UST cleanup programs: 35 Pa. Stat. 6021.710 and 35 Pa. Stat. 6021.711

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields Division of Storage Tanks

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania follows the federal rules for installation, maintenance, and operation of underground storage tanks (USTs). Refer to the national section UNDERGROUND ...


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