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Underground Storage Tanks

Underground Storage Tanks

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

This 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 Act 451 of 1994, as amended, and the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Rules (MUSTR). In addition to MUSTR, new tanks and piping shall comply with the Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids (FL/CL) Rules. Plan Review Requirements: Owners/operators must submit a notice of proposed installation of USTs, which provides facility and UST details. Currently the Storage Tank Division (STD) in the BFS has 30 days, from date of receipt, to issue a review report on the proposed installation. The regulations do not require state approval of plans, but do require that the plans be certified. The regulations provide that the state may certify the plans or that the owner/operator may have the plans certified via a registered engineer filing an affidavit of compliance with those regulations. If the state inspection finds the system not in compliance with the rules upon inspection, the installation can be disapproved and the owner/operator may be required to make the necessary corrections.

Registration Requirements: Owners/operators of regulated USTs have to register each UST by submitting a registration form to the STD. Owners/operators (O/Os) of petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs) are required to provide Financial Responsibility (FR) for taking corrective action and for compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage arising from a release by petroleum USTs. Suspected and confirmed releases from regulated USTs must be reported currently to the STD.