Governing Law and Regulations
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization Petroleum Tank Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia's UST rules are more stringent than the federal regulations. In addition, Virginia has its own UST permitting and inspection requirements and requires permits for corrective action plans.
DEQ has adopted the federal delivery prohibition, secondary containment, and UST operator training provisions under the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title XV, Subtitle B, known as the UST Compliance Act (USTCA). For more information and access to EPA USTCA guidance documents, see the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
The state has a Petroleum Storage Tank Fund to ...