Frequent Questions

Where can I find regulations for aboveground storage tanks(ASTs)?

Regulatory information by topic: ASTs: ASTs that store petroleum or hazardous substances are subject to both federal regulations and state/local regulations.

Most ASTs need to meet U.S. EPA's Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements (40 CFR, Part 112). You can find out more information about SPCC requirements at:

You may also be interested in the following EPA publications:


If you have further questions about federal regulations for aboveground storage tanks, contact the EPA Office of Emergency Management (OEM): 

U.S. EPA Office of Emergency Management 
Ariel Rios Building (5104A) 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20460 
Phone: (202) 564-8600

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