Wyoming Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wyoming storage tank program (STP): Wyoming Environmental Quality Act, Wyoming Statutes (WS) 35-11-1414 to 35-11-1430 and regulations at Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations (WQ) 17-1 to 17-50

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Applicability: WQ 17-4

Notification: WQ 17-9 and WQ 17-46(n)

Annual fee: WQ 17-9

Change of Ownership: WQ 17-9

Financial responsibility: WS 35-11-1428 and WQ XIX

Operator training: WQ 17-45 to 17-50

UST installers: WQ 17-45

UST operators: WQ 17-46

Cathodic protection testers and corrosion experts: WQ 17-47

Tank and line testers: WQ 17-48

Delivery prohibition: WQ 17-44

Leak detection: WQ 17-14 to 17-18

Secondary containment: WQ-17-14 and WQ 17-17

Inspections:

Corrosion protection systems: WQ 17-11

Annual inspection: WQ 17-13(e)

Visual tank inspection: WQ 17-46

Recordkeeping: WQ 17-13(c) and WQ 17-46(l)

Releases: WQ 17-19 to 17-22

Closure: WQ 17-29 to 17-32

Cleanup Fund:

Corrective Action Account: WS 35-11-1424 to 35-11-1426, and WQ 17-19 to WQ 17-28

Financial Responsibility Account: WS 35-11-1427 and WS 35-11-1428

Regulatory Agencies

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division Storage Tank Program (STP)

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

Local fire departments

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Wyoming has not received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its underground storage tank (UST) program to administer and enforce its UST program in lieu of the federal program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Therefore, UST owners and operators must comply with federal standards in addition to any state regulations that apply. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) currently awaits final ...


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