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  • Storage TanksEffective October 3, 2012, Governor Synder signed Executive Oder 2012-14 which transferred all authority, powers, duties and functions of the Aboveground Storage Tank Program (AST), The Underground Storage Tank Program (UST) and the Gasoline Tank Truck Test Program (627 Program) from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to the Bureau of fire Services (BFS) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (DLARA).

    The Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) program includes regulates the following storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids with flash point less than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases compressed natural gas for vehicular fueling, gaseous and liquefied hydrogen. The regulatory authority is from the Fire Prevention code, 1941 PA 207, as amended, and the rules promulgated under the act.

    The Underground Storage Tank (UST) program includes regulatory activities and oversight of the design, construction, installation and maintenance of underground storage tanks storing regulated substances. The regulatory authority is under Part 211, Underground Storage Tank Regulations, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and the rules promulgated under the act.

    The Gasoline Tank Truck Test Program (627 Program) requires that all delivery vessels perform a pressure/vacuum test annually. The administration of Rule 336.1627,delivery vessels, specifically the acceptance and verification of documentation requirements described in US EPA Method 27 is performed by the DLARA/BFS. The regulatory authority is under Part 55 the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and the rules promulgated under the act.
  • Gasoline Tank Truck Test (Rule 627 Program) By Executive Order 3012-14 the 627 Program has been transferred from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs effective December 3, 2012. Please note the requirements of the program have not changed.

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