Vermont Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Vermont Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Vermont Fire Code, 10 Vermont Statutes Annotated (VSA) 1941 and regulations at Vermont Administrative Rule (VAR) 12-032-004, Sections 8-101 to 8-606

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Applicability: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-301

Registration: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-302 and VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-303

Change-in-service: VAR 12-032-004, Sections 8-302 to 8-306

Permits: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-304

Land record recording: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-303

Financial responsibility: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-305

Operator training: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-307 and VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-308

Delivery prohibition: 10 VSA 1927

Leak detection: VAR 12-032-004, Sections 8-505 to 8-507

Secondary containment: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-404 and VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-505

Inspections: VAR 12-032-004, Sections 8-505 to 8-509

Compliance Certification Forms: VAR 12-032-004, Sections 8-505 to 8-509

Recordkeeping: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-502 and VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-606

Releases: VAR 12-032-004, Section 8-103

Cleanup Fund: 10 VSA 1941

Regulatory Agencies

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Waste Management Division (WMD) UST Section

Vermont Department of Public Safety Fire Prevention Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Local fire departments

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. EPA approved Vermont’s UST program effective February 3, 1992 to administer and enforce its UST program in lieu of the federal program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). However, EPA retains the authority to exercise its inspection and enforcement authorities. Vermont UST rules are stricter than the federal program as it ...


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