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Storage Tank Division
Major Changes for AST and UST Customers
The Bureau of Fire Services customer link to access AST and UST to submit their documents for new tank installations, owner operator changes, plan reviews, make payments, submit releases, amend registrations, site assessments, intent of removal and the capability to review their facility information is available at https://aca3.accela.com/LARA .
With the recent passing of Senate Bills 1179, 1053 & 1051 all underground storage tanks, and aboveground storage tanks that contain a Refined Petroleum Product will no longer be charged an annual registration fee, however registration is still required. The last invoicing went out November 1, 2016. For those owners/operators who have paid and not yet received a certificate one will be mailed soon, as we are transitioning to a new database. For those who have been billed and paid and for those who have not been billed and have an expired or expiring certificate the inspectors have been instructed to not cite a violation for an expired certificate at this time. Te new registration process will begin with the new Fiscal Year 2019.
Invoicing for aboveground tanks not containing a Refined Petroleum Product will resume and continue annually.
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.