Wisconsin Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 101.142 to 101.144 and regulations at Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 93

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Applicability: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 706.02 and ATCP 93.050(122)

Registration: ATCP 93.140

Plan review: ATCP 93.100 and ATCP 93.110

Exemptions: ATCP 93.100(1)(b)

Leak detection: ATCP 93.510 to 93.515

Secondary containment: ATCP 93.500

Delivery prohibition: ATCP 93.115

Permits: ATCP 93.145

Release reporting: NR 706.05 to 706.07

Certification: ATCP 93.240

Operator training: ATCP 93.800 to 93.880

Financial responsibility: ATCP 93.700 to 93.755

Petroleum Cleanup Fund: NR 747.01 to 747.71

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Remediation and Redevelopment Program

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Division of Consumer Protection Bureau of Weights & Measures

Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin has not received underground storage tank (UST) state program approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); therefore, both federal and state rules apply, depending on which requirements are more stringent. Although the state has adopted many of the federal UST requirements, the state regulates more tank systems, has its own registration and permit rules, requires certification of UST installers, and defines "immediate" spill notices.

Wisconsin has also adopted the federal ...

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