South Dakota Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

South Dakota Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): South Dakota Codified Laws (SDCL) 34A-2-98 to 34A-2-101 and regulations at Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 74:56:01:01 to 74:56:01:56

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Installation: ARSD 74:56:01:11

Permanent Closure: ARSD 74:56:01:54

Leak detection: ARSD 74:56:01:24 to 74:56:01:37

Operation and maintenance: ARSD 74:56:01:23.01 to 74:56:01:24

Delivery prohibition: ARSD 74:56:01:56

Operator training: ARSD 74:56:01:38.01

Certification: ARSD 74:56:01:12

Recordkeeping: ARSD 74:56:01:16, ARSD 74:56:01:22, ARSD 74:56:01:23, ARSD 74:56:01:38, and ARSD 74:56:01:55

Releases: ARSD 74:56:01:40 and ARSD 74:56:01:41

Cleanup Fund: ARSD 74:32:01 to 74:32:06

Regulatory Agencies

South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

Local fire departments

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved South Dakota’s underground storage tank (UST) program on May 15, 1995. State rules follow federal rules and require notice to the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for new installation, transfer of tank ownership, and permanent closure. South Dakota has adopted the federal UST regulations as revised in 2015, including the requirements for secondary containment, operation and maintenance, delivery prohibition, operator training, and financial responsibility.

· Administration and enforcement. The DENR administers and enforces the UST rules in South Dakota. UST owners or operators should also contact local fire, building, and health agencies to ensure compliance with all local ordinances.

State Requirements



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