Federal AST Laws and Regulations - Unlike underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) are not governed by one particular statute or set of regulations. To confuse matters further, the statutes and regulations that govern ASTs generally regulate the substance contained within the AST as opposed to the tank itself. This site contains links to select sections of federal statutes and regulations that may apply to petroleum ASTs. The following hypertext will lead you to a brief description of each applicable law. From there, you can access the statutory and regulatory links.
State AST Information - Each state has a particular set of statutes or regulations that govern ASTs. In
some instances, the state will implement the federal regulations. In other instances, a state has authority to operate its own programs.
Selecting a highlighted state from below, will lead you to a brief description of that states statutes and regulations that may apply to petroleum ASTs.
From there, you can access selected statutory and regulatory links.