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 and 25 Pa. Code 245.423

Fees: 25 Pa. Code 245.42

Permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.201 to 245.237

Permits-by-Rule: 25 Pa. Code 245.211 and 25 Pa. Code 245.212

General operating permits: 25 Pa. Code 245.221 and 25 Pa. Code 245.222

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

Secondary containment: 25 Pa. Code 245.421

Delivery prohibition: 25 Pa. Code 245.203

Certification: 25 Pa. Code 245.101 to 245.142

Tank-handling and inspection: 25 Pa. Code 245.21

Operator training: 25 Pa. Code 245.436

Inspections: 25 Pa. Code 245.411

Corrective action: 25 Pa. Code 245.301 to 245.314

Financial responsibility: 25 Pa. Code 245.701 to 245.708

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 Management Bureau of Waste Management Division of Storage Tanks

Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Division

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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 STORAGE TANKS for more information. Pennsylvania's Storage Tank ...


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