2011 National Regulations

Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations--Revisions to Existing Requirements and New Requirements for Secondary Containment and Operator Training (40 CFR 280 and 281)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: November 18, 2011
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to make certain revisions to the 1988 underground storage tank (UST) technical, financial responsibility, and state program approval regulations. These changes establish federal requirements that are similar to key portions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; they also update certain 1988 UST regulations. Proposed changes include: Adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adding operator training requirements; adding periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems; removing certain deferrals; adding new release prevention and detection technologies; updating codes of practice; making editorial and technical corrections; and updating state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes. These changes will likely protect human health and the environment by increasing the number of prevented UST releases and quickly detecting them, if they occur.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 16, 2012. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on the information collection provisions are best assured of having full effect if the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) receives a copy of your comments on or before December 19, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-UST-2011-0301, by one of the following methods: http://www.regulations.gov; follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Email: mcdermott.elizabeth@epa.gov.

Compatibility of Underground Storage Tank Systems With Biofuel Blends; Correction

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: August 3, 2011
ACTION: Notice; correction
SUMMARY: This document contains a typographical correction to the guidance which was published in the Federal Register of Tuesday, July 5, 2011. The guidance described how owners and operators of underground storage tanks (USTs) can demonstrate compliance with the Federal compatibility requirement for UST systems storing gasoline greater than 10 percent ethanol or diesel containing greater than 20 percent biodiesel. That guidance contained a typographical error which this action corrects. The complete, corrected version of the guidance can be found on EPA's Web site.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Andrea Barbery, (703) 603-7137. E-mail address: barbery.andrea@epa.gov.
 

Widespread Use for Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery and Stage II Waiver (40 CFR 51 - Air Quality)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: July 15, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing criteria for determining whether onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) is in widespread use for purposes of controlling motor vehicle refueling emissions throughout the motor vehicle fleet. The EPA is also proposing to determine the date at which such widespread use of ORVR will occur. Once the Administrator has determined that widespread use has occurred, the Administrator may waive Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) statutory requirements for states to implement Stage II gasoline vapor recovery systems at gasoline dispensing facilities in areas classified ``Serious,'' ``Severe,'' or ``Extreme'' for nonattainment of the ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Based on the proposed criteria, the EPA is proposing to determine that June 30, 2013, will be the date when ``widespread use'' will occur and the Stage II waiver will be effective. This rulemaking was identified as an example of examining rules to make sure they are still achieving the environmental benefit that was originally intended.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 13, 2011. Public Hearing held on or before August 1, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-1076, by one of the following methods:http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: a-and-r-docket@epamail.epa.gov.

Compatibility of Underground Storage Tank Systems with Biofuel Blends

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: July 5, 2011
ACTION: Notice of Final Guidance.
SUMMARY: EPA is issuing final guidance on how owners and operators of underground storage tanks (USTs) can demonstrate compliance with the Federal compatibility requirement for UST systems storing gasoline containing greater than 10 percent ethanol or diesel containing greater than 20 percent biodiesel.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Andrea Barbery, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, Mail Code 5402P, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 603-7137; e-mail address: barbery.andrea@epa.gov.
 

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards (40 CFR 80)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: July 01, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Under the Clean Air Act Section 211(o), the Environmental Protection Agency is required to set the renewable fuel standards each November for the following year. In general the standards are designed to ensure that the applicable volumes of renewable fuel specified in the statute are used. However, the statue specifies that EPA is to project the volume of cellulosic biofuel production for the upcoming year and must base the cellulosic biofuel standard on that projected volume if it is less than the applicable volume set forth in the Act. EPA is today proposing a projected cellulosic biofuel volume for 2012 and annual standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced or imported in year 2012. In addition, today's action proposes an applicable volume of biomass-based diesel that would apply in 2013. This action also presents a number of proposed changes to the RFS2 regulations that are designed to clarify existing provisions and to address several unique circumstances that have come to light since the RFS2 program became effective on July 1, 2010. Finally, today's rule also proposes to make a minor amendment to the gasoline benzene regulations regarding inclusion of transferred blendstocks in a refinery's early benzene credit generation calculations.
DATES: Comments received before August 11, 2011. Hearing held on July 12, 2011 in Washington, DC area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2010-0133, by one of the following methods: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: asdinfo@epa.gov.

Hazardous Materials: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle Loading and Unloading Operations (39 CFR 172 and 177)

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT
DATE OF ISSUE: March 11, 2011
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
SUMMARY: In this NPRM, PHMSA is proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to require each person (i.e., carrier or facility) who engages in cargo tank loading or unloading operations to perform a risk assessment of the loading and unloading operation and develop and implement safe operating procedures based upon the results of the risk assessment. The proposed operational procedures include requirements to address several aspects of loading and unloading, including provisions for facilities to develop maintenance testing programs for transfer equipment (i.e., hose maintenance programs) used to load or unload cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs). In addition, PHMSA is proposing to require each employee who engages in cargo tank loading or unloading operations to receive training and be evaluated on the employee's qualifications to perform loading or unloading functions. PHMSA is proposing these amendments to reduce the risk associated with the loading and unloading of cargo tank motor vehicles that contain hazardous materials.
DATES: Submit comments by May 10, 2011. To the extent possible, PHMSA will consider late-filed comments as a final rule is developed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: You may submit comments identified by the docket number(PHMSA-2007-28119) by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov.

Pacific Southwest Region Agency Information Collection Activities for Underground Storage Tank: Information Request Letters (Region IX)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: March 7, 2011
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before April 6, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-R09-UST-2010-0538, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our
preferred method), by e-mail to thomas.ladonna@epa.gov.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Underground Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
DATE OF ISSUE: March 3, 2011
ACTION: Notice
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
DATES: Additional comments submitted on or before April 4, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-UST-
2010-0625, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (preferred method), or by email to rcra-docket@epa.gov,

Improving EPA Regulations (40 CFR Chapters I through VII)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: February 23, 2011
ACTION: Request for comment; notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: In January, President Obama issued Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' and called on all Federal agencies to conduct a ``retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned.'' EPA seeks public input on the design of a plan to use for periodic retrospective review of its regulations.
DATES: Public meeting held on March 14, 2011 in Arlington, VA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2011-0154, -0155, -0156, -0157, -0158, -0159, -0160, -0161, -0162, -0163, -0164, -0165, -0166, -0167 or -0168 by any one of the
following methods: http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. Email:ImprovingRegulations.SuggestionBox@epa.gov
 

Hazardous Materials: Incorporation of Certain Cargo Tank Special Permits Into Regulations (49 CFR 171 and 173)

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA),
DOT
DATE OF ISSUE: February 01, 2011
ACTION: Final rule
SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations by incorporating provisions contained in certain widely used or longstanding cargo tank special permits that are granted to multiple parties and have established safety records. Special permits allow a company or individual to package or ship a hazardous material in a manner that varies from the regulations provided an equivalent level of safety is maintained. The revisions are intended to provide wider access to the regulatory flexibility offered in the special permits and eliminate the need for numerous renewal requests, thereby facilitating commercial activity and reducing paperwork burdens while continuing to maintain an appropriate level of safety.
DATES: Effective date: The effective date of this final rule is March
3, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: : Joan McIntyre or Matthew Nickels, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553

NESHAPS for Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities; and Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (40 CFR 9 and 63)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
DATE OF ISSUE: January 24, 2011
ACTION: Final rule; amendments.
SUMMARY: This action promulgates amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories: Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities; and
Gasoline Dispensing Facilities, which EPA promulgated on January 10,
2008, and amended on March 7, 2008. In this action, EPA is finalizing amendments and clarifications to certain definitions and applicability provisions of the final rules in response to some of the issues raised in the petitions for reconsideration. In addition, several other compliance-related questions posed by various individual stakeholders and State and local agency representatives are addressed in this action. We are also denying reconsideration on one issue raised in a petition for reconsideration received by the Agency on the final rules.
DATES: These final rules are effective on January 24, 2011. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 24, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0406. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site.
 

2011 State Regulations

 

Alabama

Alabama Proposed Regulations for Underground Storage Tanks

AGENCY: Alabama Department of Environmental Management
DATE OF ISSUE: October 11, 2011
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Management/Water Division adds the requirement for individuals to complete training to become certified prior to performing underground storage tank system installation, closure and repair, as well as addressing other necessary updates [335-6-15-.02, -.04 thru .07, -.09, -.10, -.12, -.13, -.15, -.17, -.20, -.34, -.45 thru .48]. A proposal to amend Chapter 335-6-15.
DATES: Register date 10/10/2011, Comments date 11/4/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sonja Massey (334) 271-7832
 

Alaska

Alaska Underground Storage Tanks

AGENCY: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation - Proposes the rules and regulations regarding underground storage tanks. Concerns potable water source, community water system, or sole source aquifer, excavated soil requirements [18 AAC 78.005, .008, .015, .017, .018, .025, .018, .030, .055, .090].
DATE OF ISSUE: September 29, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
DATES: Register 9/28/11
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Arizona

Arizona Update to Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery Program; Change in the Definition of "Gasoline" to Exclude "E85

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Arizona
DATE OF ISSUE: October 03, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: EPA has proposed to approve certain revisions to the Arizona State Implementation Plan submitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. These revisions concern amendments to the statutory and regulatory provisions adopted by Arizona to regulate volatile organic compound emissions from the transfer of gasoline from storage tanks to motor vehicle fuel tanks at gasoline dispensing sites, i.e., stage II vapor recovery.
DATES: Comments due 12/2/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Keith Takata, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX

Arkansas
California

California Vapor Recovery Certification and Test Procedures

AGENCY: California Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: August 18, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Agency/Air Resources Board - Amends rules for vapor recovery certification and test procedures for underground and aboveground storage tanks used at gasoline dispensing facilities (service stations and similar facilities). Establishes rule addressing gasoline dispensing facility dispensing hoses. [Title 17 CCR Section 94010, 94011, 94016, 94150, 94168]
DATES: Comments due 9/21/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: California Department of Environmental Protection

California Vapor Recovery Equipment Defects List

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency/Air Resources Board and State of California
DATE OF ISSUE: June 21, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Agency/Air Resources Board - Updates the current Vapor Recovery Equipment Defects (VRED) List in one of three ways: inclusion of defects for equipment certified in Executive Orders (EO)s signed since the last amendment to the existing VRED List; new defect verification procedures; and editorial changes to remove minor inconsistencies, and improve clarity. [Title 17 CCR Section 94006]
DATES: Comments by 8/3/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the CA Environmental Services Center, 1001 I Street, First Floor, Sacramento, California 95814, (916) 322–2990

Colorado

Colorado Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

AGENCY: Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety Storage Tank Regulations
DATE OF ISSUE: March 28, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment/Division of Oil and Public Safety - Updates, revises, or clarifies current Aboveground Storage Tanks Regulations. They revise these regulations to correspond more closely with current versions of fire code as published by the NFPA and with the EPA SPCC rules. [7 CCR 1101-14]
DATES: Effective as of 4/14/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact CO Division of Oil and Public Safety

Connecticut
Delaware
Florida

Florida Gasoline Vapor Control

AGENCY: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: November 30, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection repeals rules regarding gasoline vapor control requirements for gasoline dispensing facilities that were identified during the comprehensive rule review required by Executive Order 11-01 as duplicative, unnecessarily burdensome, or no longer necessary. [FAC 62-252.100, .200, .400]
DATES: Comments due 12/14/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mike Halpin, Director, Division of Air Resource Management

Florida Category A and B Storage Tank Systems

AGENCY: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: November 30, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection repeals rule regarding performance standards for Category-A and Category-B storage tank systems that was identified during the comprehensive rule review required by Executive Order 11-01 as duplicative, unnecessarily burdensome, or no longer necessary [FAC 62-761.510].
DATES: Comments due 12/14/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
 

Florida Reimbursement for Petroleum Contamination Site Cleanup

AGENCY: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: November 30, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection - Repeals rules regarding reimbursement for petroleum contamination site cleanup that were identified during the comprehensive rule review required by Executive Order 11-01 as duplicative, unnecessarily burdensome, or no longer necessary [FAC 62-773.100, .200, .300, .350, .400, .500, .600, .650, .700, .750, .800, .900].
DATES: Comments due 12/14/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 609, Tallahassee, Florida.

Florida Forms- Petroleum Liability/Restoration Insurance
 

AGENCY: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: November 30, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection - Repeals rule regarding forms in a chapter addressing the petroleum liability and restoration insurance program that was identified during the comprehensive rule review required by Executive Order 11-01 as duplicative, unnecessarily burdensome, or no longer necessary. [FAC 62-769.900]
DATES: Comments due 12/14/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 609, Tallahassee, Florida.

Georgia

Georgia Stage II Vapor Recovery: 40 CFR 52 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Georgia
DATE OF ISSUE: January 3, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: EPA has approved revisions to the Georgia State Implementation Plan, submitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on September 26, 2006, with a clarifying revision submitted on November 6, 2006.
DATES: Effective as of 1/31/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4

Hawaii
Idaho

Idaho Tentative Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program 40 CFR 281

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Idaho
DATE OF ISSUE: December 8, 2011
ACTION: Proposed rule
SUMMARY: The State of Idaho has applied for final approval of its Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Idaho's application and made the tentative decision that the State's UST program satisfies all requirements necessary to qualify for final approval.
DATES: A public hearing held on December 19, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R10-
UST-2011-0896, by one of the following methods: http://www.regulations.gov Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Email: sirs.erik@epa.gov.

Illinois

Illinois Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks

AGENCY: Illinois Pollution Control Board
DATE OF ISSUE: October 20, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Illinois Pollution Control Board updates the Board's underground storage tank (UST) regulations to reflect the adoption of Public Act 96-908. Public Act 96-908 enacted a number of amendments to Title XVI of the Environmental Protection Act (Act), which addresses USTs [35 IAC 734.100, .105, .115, .120, .145, .210, .360, .630, .632, .810, .855, .860].
DATES: Comments by 11/28/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Illinois Pollution Control Board

Indiana

Indiana Stage I Vapor Recovery Rule

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Indiana
DATE OF ISSUE: April 14, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: EPA has approved into the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP), amendments to the stage I vapor recovery rule and administrative changes to stage II vapor recovery rule submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on June 11, 2010.
DATES: Effective 6/13/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: E-mail: aburano.douglas@epa.gov

Indiana Possible Annual Cost Adjustments for USTs

AGENCY: Indiana Department of Environmental Management/Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Board
DATE OF ISSUE: March 25, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Management/Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Board - Amends rule to allow for annual adjustments to mileage and labor rates with regard to the underground storage tank excess liability trust fund. [328 IAC 1-1-2.2, -4, -6.5, -7, -7.5, -9, -12; -3-1, -1.2, -3, -4, -5; -4-1, -1.5, -3, -5; -5-1, -2; ]
DATES: Effective 3/26/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Small Business Regulatory Coordinator: Alison Beumer, IDEM Compliance and Technical Assistance Program - OPPTA, MC 60-04 IGCS W041, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251, (317) 232-8172 or (800) 988-7901, ctap@idem.in.gov
 

Iowa

Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Program Administration

AGENCY: Iowa Department of Agriculture
DATE OF ISSUE: November 08, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provides for the administration of the related programs for retail motor fuel sites, biodiesel terminal grants, and the renewable fuel infrastructure fund [IAC 21-1.2; -13.1, .2; -14.1, .2; -15.1, .2; -16.1 thru .5].
DATES: Effective 12/7/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Iowa Department of Agriculture

Iowa UST Claims

AGENCY: Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board
DATE OF ISSUE: September 29, 2011 and July 28, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board - Changes the authority to pay for the removal of underground storage tanks. Notably, the legislation places a dollar cap on the amount that may be expended per site. [IAC 591-11.3] They also waive the copayment requirement for innocent landowner claimants where the claim was not filed by an owner or operator of the tank. [IAC 591-11.2]
DATES: Effective 8/31/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Iowa Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board

Iowa Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks

AGENCY: Iowa Environmental Protection Commission
DATE OF ISSUE: January 20, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Environmental Protection Commission - Includes changes in review procedures and acceptance of reports from certified groundwater professionals on investigation of cleanup of petroleum contamination from underground storage tanks. [IAC 567, -135.9, -135.10, -135.12]
DATES: Effective 2/16/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission

Kansas

Kansas Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

AGENCY: Kansas State Corporation
DATE OF ISSUE: July 25, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Kansas State Corporation Commission amends the rules and regulations regarding natural gas pipeline transportation. Concerns labor and maintenance expenses. [KAR 82-11-4, -10, 82-12-7]
DATES: Effective 8/5/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Kansas State Corporation

Kentucky

Kentucky Underground Storage Tank Regulations

AGENCY: KY Energy and Environment Cabinet/Department for Environmental Protection/Division of Waste Management
DATE OF ISSUE: November 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Energy and Environment Cabinet/Department for Environmental Protection/Division of Waste Management amends rules concerning underground storage tanks. Revises provisions related to registration, minimum construction and performance standards, leak detection, recordkeeping, release reporting, corrective action, closure, financial responsibility, and other requirements [401 KAR 42:005]. Note that Kentucky as a states passed 21 Final Regulations for USTs on November 2 and 4, 2011. Please consult the Kentucky Division of Waste Management for more detail on each of these final regulations.
DATES: Adopted 11/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Kentucky Division of Waste Management

Louisiana

Louisiana Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Safety

AGENCY: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources/Office of Conservation
DATE OF ISSUE: September 22, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Natural Resources/Office of Conservation - Amends the minimum pipeline safety requirements for hazardous liquids pipelines. Includes negligible cost to directly affected persons or hazardous liquids pipeline operators [LAC 33:V.Chapters 301-313].
DATES: Comments by 11/3/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Maine

Maine Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Vapor Control

AGENCY: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: April 11, 2011
ACTION Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Maine Department of Environmental Protection/Bureau of Air Quality Control repeals the Stage II requirement January 1, 2012, and requires the removal and/or discontinuance of Stage II vapor controls no later than January 1, 2013. Includes procedures to ensure all piping is properly capped and tested for vapor tightness [06-096-118].
DATES: Effective 4/3/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Maine Underground Storage Facilities

AGENCY: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: March 2, 2011
ACTION Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection - Amends rules relating to underground storage tank facilities. Relates to siting requirements for these facilities [06-096-691, 692].
DATES: Effective 9/12/2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Maryland

Maryland Oil Pollution and Tank Management

AGENCY: Department of the Environment/Oil Pollution and Tank Management
DATE OF ISSUE: June 09, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of the Environment/Oil Pollution and Tank Management amends rules relating to oil pollution and tank management. Relates to underground storage tanks, oil, groundwater, piping and inspections and safety of these systems [COMAR 26.10.02 through -.10.14.05, non seq.].
DATES: Adopted on 6/3/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Maryland division of Oil Pollution and Tank Management

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Underground Storage Tank Operators Training Program

AGENCY: Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs/Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: December 08, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs/Department of Environmental Protection - Creates a training program for underground storage tank operators pursuant to federal grant guidelines. Operators are required to be trained internally and then take and pass a state administered examination [310 CMR 80.01, 80.02].
DATES: Adopted 11/25/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jenny Outman, 617-654-6586

Michigan

Michigan Rules Governing Underground Storage Tanks

AGENCY: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: May 16, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Addresses federal mandated rule changes to the underground storage tank rules and is intended to bring Michigan into compliance with these mandates [R 29.2101, .2103, .2107, .2107 - .2109, .2111, .2113 - .2117, .2119, .2121 - .2123, .2125 - .2127, .].
DATES: Comments by 6/16/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Minnesota
Mississippi

Mississippi Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) Regulation

AGENCY: Mississippi Department of Environmental
DATE OF ISSUE: October 18, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality - Amends rules regarding technical standards and corrective action requirements for owners and operators of underground storage tanks (USTs). Establishes training requirements for all persons responsible for the operation and maintenance of underground storage tank systems. Establishes requirements for operator training. [Uncodified]
DATES: Effective 11/4/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, 700 North Street P.O. Box 136, Jackson, MS 39205-0136

Missouri

Missouri Underground Storage Tank Regulations (Dozens)

AGENCY: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
DATE OF ISSUE: November 04, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources/Hazardous Waste Program/Petroleum and Hazardous Substance Storage Tanks proposed and passed dozens of final regulations in 2011, most on November 4 of this year. More than we could effectively list here. These cover everything from UST definitions to release detection methods to spill cleanup. Please contact the Missouri Petroleum and Hazardous Substance Storage Tanks division for a complete listing.
DATES: All effective 12/30/2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Missouri Division of Petroleum and Hazardous Substance Storage Tanks

Montana

Montana Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations

AGENCY: Montana Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board
DATE OF ISSUE: July 29, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: The Montana Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board amends rules pertaining to the operation and management of petroleum storage tanks, review and determination of claims for reimbursement, and third-party damages. [ARM 17.58.326, .336, .340]
DATES: Effective on 7/29/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Montana Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

New Hampshire Applicability of Stage II Vapor Recovery Requirements

AGENCY: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
DATE OF ISSUE: September 09, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services amends rules that establish the criteria for identifying those gasoline storage tanks and gasoline dispensing facilities that are required to be equipped with Stage II vapor recovery equipment, which reduce emissions at the pump when vehicles are being refueled [Env-Wm 1404.17].
DATES: Facilities constructed after January 1, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Hampshire UST Retention of Records; Import Fee Waivers

AGENCY: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services/Waste Management Division/Oil Fund Disbursement Board
DATE OF ISSUE: April 11, 2011
ACTION Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Services/Waste Management Division/Oil Fund Disbursement Board - Clarifies and improves availability and retention of procedural records that may be accessed by fund recipients and the general public. Clarifies and improves the process for licensed petroleum importers (distributors) to seek waivers of import fee penalties and interest. [Odb 203.12, 209.01]
DATES: Proposed 4/7/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Jersey 

New Jersey Requirements for the Remediation of Sites

AGENCY: NJ Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: August 16, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection/Site Remediation Program - Amends rules pertaining to discharges of petroleum and other hazardous substances, underground storage tanks, and the Industrial Site Recovery Act. [NJAC 7:1E-5.7 through 7:26E non seq.]
DATES: Comments by 10/14/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Mail Code 401-05H, 401 East State Street, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

New Mexico

New Mexico Petroleum Storage Tank Proposed Regulations

AGENCY: Environmental Improvement Board
DATE OF ISSUE: August 02, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board amends rules concerning petroleum storage tanks. Clarifies and expands upon secondary containment requirements for underground storage tanks (UST) and above-ground storage tanks (AST). Extends tank tightness testing requirements and clarifies visual inspection requirements for AST systems. Adds threshold standards for reporting a release and reporting requirements for leak detector testing [NMAC 20.5.1, .2, .4, .5, .6, .7, .10, .12, .13, .14, .16, .18, .19].
DATES: Comments by 10/4/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the NM Environmental Improvement Board

New York
North Carolina

North Carolina Motor Fuel Sales

AGENCY: NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
DATE OF ISSUE: November 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Board of Agriculture establishes requirements for posting cash prices and credit surcharges for retail motor fuel sales. Clarifies requirements for dispensers that are capable of computing both cash and credit prices [02 NCAC 38 .0604].
DATES: Adopted 11/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

North Dakota

North Dakota Underground Storage Tank Regulations

AGENCY: ND Department of Health
DATE OF ISSUE: April 11, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: ND Department of Health - Amends rules to include training requirements for three distinct classes of operators who operate and maintain regulated underground storage tank systems [NDAC 33-24-08].
DATES: Effective 4/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the North Dakota Department of Health

Ohio

Ohio Fire Code for Flammable and Combustible Petroleum Gasses and Liquids

AGENCY: Ohio Department of Commerce/Division of State Fire Marshal
DATE OF ISSUE: June 23, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Commerce/Division of State Fire Marshal repeals rules that set forth the provisions that comprise the Ohio Fire Code. Concerns corrosive materials, cryogenic fluids, explosives and fireworks, flammable and combustible liquids, flammable gases and flammable cryogenic fluids, flammable gases and cryogenic fluids, flammable solids, highly toxic and toxic materials, liquefied petroleum gases, organic peroxides, and oxidizers, oxidizing gases and oxidizing cryogenic liquids. [OAC 1301:7-7-31 to -40].
DATES: Comments 6/22/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Ohio State Fire Marshal 

Ohio Underground Storage System Requirements

AGENCY: Ohio Department of Commerce/Division of State Fire Marshal
DATE OF ISSUE: May 19, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Ohio Department of Commerce/Division of State Fire Marshal - Revises rules related to release prevention requirements applicable to owners and operators of underground storage tank systems. [OAC 1301:7-9-06, -07, -08, -18]
DATES: Effective 5/16/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Ohio State Fire Marshal

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Brownfields Program

AGENCY: Contact the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: May 04, 2011
ACTION: Final regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Quality provides a new chapter of rules governing the Brownfield Program. Includes definitions, methodology, transitioning from voluntary cleanup to Brownfields, Superfund and Brownfields, Responsible Parties and other topics. Describes the program and requirements for participation. [OAC 252:221-1, -3, -5, -7]
DATES: Effective 7/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon

Oregon Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Oregon
DATE OF ISSUE: September 16, 2011
ACTION: Final regulation
SUMMARY: The State of Oregon has applied for final approval of its underground storage tank program for petroleum and hazardous substances under subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed the State of Oregon's application and has made a final determination that the State of Oregon's underground storage tank program for petroleum and hazardous substances satisfies all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final approval. Thus, EPA is granting final approval to the State of Oregon to operate its underground storage tank program for petroleum and hazardous substances.
DATES: Effective Date: Final approval for the State of Oregon shall be effective on September 16, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Katherine Griffith, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop:
OCE-082, Seattle, WA 98101, phone number: (206) 553-2901, e-mail:
griffith.katherine@epa.gov.

Oregon Underground Storage Tank Soil Matrix Cleanup Service

AGENCY: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: August 03, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality repeals the Underground Storage Tank Soil
Matrix Registration and Licensing requirements. Eliminates license categories and associated fees that are no longer relevant. [OAR 340-162-0005, -0010, -0020, -0025, -0030, -0035, -0040, -0150].
DATES: Comments by 7/29/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Wells

AGENCY: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF ISSUE: February 07, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: PA Department of Environmental Protection - Amends rules concerning construction requirements for oil and gas wells. Updates casing and cementing requirements to provide an increased degree of protection for both public and private water supplies. Adds additional measures that will further minimize concerns associated with gas migration. [25 PA. Code Ch. 78]
DATES: Effective 2/5/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Investigation/Remediation of a Hazardous Materials Release 

AGENCY: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
DATE OF ISSUE: November 03, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Envionmental Management/Office of Waste Management - Outlines rules regarding reporting, investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. Incorporates findings from studies regarding naturally occurring arsenic in soil and issues of public involvement and environmental justice [Uncodified].
DATES: Effective 11/9/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Office of Waste Management, Underground Storage Tank Section, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908-5767 Phone: (401) 222-2797 

Rhode Island Underground Storage: Petroleum and Hazardous Materials

AGENCY: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
DATE OF ISSUE: April 12, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Office of Waste Management amends rules regarding underground storage facilities used for petroleum products and hazardous materials. Adds a section which outlines and mandates that an operator training program be implemented by each state for all federally regulated underground storage tank owners and operators [Uncodified].
DATES: Effective 4/26/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Rhode Island Office of Waste Management, Underground Storage Tank Section, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908-5767 Phone: (401) 222-2797

South Carolina
South Dakota

South Dakota Seasonal and Geographical Volatility Classes

DATE OF ISSUE: June 23, 2011
AGENCY: The South Dakota Department of Public Safety
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: The South Dakota Department of Public Safety/Office of Weights and Measures - Amends rule to include permissive language that, during the period from September 16 to November 30 each year, will allow South Dakota's gasoline "schedule of seasonal and geographical volatility classes" to exhibit our existing volatility standards or the standards in use in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa. [20:15:06:01]
DATES: Comments by 7/29/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the South Dakota Department of Public Safety

Tennessee

Tennessee Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions

DATE OF ISSUE: August 10, 2011
AGENCY: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environment and Conservation/Division of Underground Storage Tanks - Addresses program scope, definitions and proprietary information, UST systems: installation and operation, notification, reporting and record keeping, and out-of-service UST systems and closure [TAC 1200-1-15, -.1 thru -.3, -.7].
DATES: Effective as of 10/9/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 615.741.2650, Email: register.information@tn.gov

Texas

Texas Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Proposed Amendments

AGENCY: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: November 22, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality amends rules concerning general prohibitions for underground storage tanks (USTs) and UST systems. [30 TAC 1.334.A.334.5, .19].
DATES: Comments by 12/19/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Texas UST Release Reporting and Corrective Action

AGENCY: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: November 22, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Commission on Environmental Quality - Amends rule concerning corrective action by the agency. [30 TAC 1.334.D.334.84].
DATES: Comments by 12/19/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Texas Cleaning of Storage Tanks and Vessels (Includes Trucks)

AGENCY: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: February 14, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality establishes rules concerning applicability and definitions; emission specifications; control requirements; and approved test methods. Amends rules concerning alternate control requirements; inspection, monitoring, and testing requirements; recordkeeping and notification of requirements; and exemptions [30 TAC 1.115.F.115.540 - .547, .549].
DATES: Effective 2/17/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Robert Martinez, Director, Environmental Law Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. For further information,  call: (512) 239-0779

Utah

Utah Underground Storage Tanks: Certification Programs

AGENCY: Utah Division of Administrative Rules
DATE OF ISSUE: December 06, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Environmental Response and Remediation modifies the requirement for certification of UST inspectors to refer to the statutory citation that gives the Executive Secretary the authority to conduct UST inspections to determine compliance. [R311-201]
DATES: Comments due 1/3/2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Division of Administrative Rules 

Utah Accessing Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund for Leaks

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: November 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: The Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Environmental Response and Remediation specifies requirements for certified UST consultants who are hired by third parties who have been affected by a release from a UST system. Changes references to responsible party, claimant, owner, and operator regarding making claims for reimbursement from the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust fund. Makes each reference apply correctly to the specific instance. Removes a reference to time and material reimbursement claims that were allowed beyond the one-year limit until April 2003. [R311-207]
DATES: Adopted 11/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Utah Administration of Petroleum Storage Tank Loan Fund

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: November 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Environmental Response and Remediation - Adds a provision to allow for an initial disbursement of part of the approved loan amount to be made before the start of the work at the site. Establishes time frames for starting and completing the work when an initial disbursement is made. Specifies how interest that accrues on the initial disbursement will be paid back. Changes the reference to creation of a repayment schedule to make the repayment schedule specific to the loan rather than to the borrower. Makes minor wording changes for clarity. Modifies the loan application form to provide a space in which the loan applicant may request an initial loan disbursement. [R311-212].
DATES: Adopted 11/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Utah Underground Storage Tanks: Definitions

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: March 02, 2011
ACTION: Regulation
SUMMARY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Environmental Response and Remediation adds definitions for Certified Environmental Laboratory and Injury or Damages from a Release. Modifies and moves the definition of Consultant [R311-200].
DATES: Adopted 3/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Utah Leaking Petroleum

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: March 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Environmental Response and Remediation removes the reference to a Statement of Qualification form prepared by the Executive Secretary. Removes the term Environmental Consultant and replaces it with Consultant. Adds a section giving requirements for consultants that are hired by third parties. [R311-207]
DATES: Adopted 3/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Utah Petroleum Storage Tank Loan Fund

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: March 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality modifies the allowable uses of the loan fund. Increases the maximum amount of loans from $15,000 to $30,000 and the loan term for an unsecured loan from 5 to 7 years. Removes the requirement that DEQ must notify the applicant in writing of the status of the eligibility review. Removes the wording that allows DEQ to credit the difference between the approved loan amount and the actual allowable loan amount. [R311-212].
DATES: Adopted 3/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Utah Underground Storage Tanks: Site Assessment Protocol

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: March 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality incorporates by reference guidance documents for collecting soil and groundwater samples for UST site assessments. Removes the reference to the approval of Certified Environmental Laboratories. Removes the reference to the table of analytical methods to be used for sample analysis, and specifies the analytical methods for each analyte separately in the rule text. Removes references to specific versions of analytical methods. [R311-205]
DATES: Adopted 3/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Utah Financial Assurance Mechanisms

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: March 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: The Utah Department of Environmental Quality removes the reference to the International Fire Code and inserts a reference to the Utah State Fire Code. Incorporates by reference the new version of the EPA Release Prevention and Release Detection matrices used for determining significant operational compliance. [R311-206]
DATES: Adopted 3/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Utah Certification Programs and UST Operator Training

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: March 02, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Environmental Response and Remediation removes a reference to a format for reports submitted by Underground Storage Tank (UST) consultants. Removes a reference to the version date for the EPA Significant Operational Compliance matrices [R311-201].
DATES: Adopted 3/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Utah Gasoline Transfer and Storage

AGENCY: Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality
DATE OF ISSUE: February 02, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality - Eliminates the five-month testing window, and instead reference the MACT requirements for an annual test. Replaces the current leak tightness standard (pressure change of the three inches H2O over five minutes) with the more stringent MACT standard (pressure change of one inch H2O over five minutes) [R307-328].
DATES: Comments by 3/3/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Vermont

Vermont Underground Storage Tank Regulations

AGENCY: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
DATE OF ISSUE: September 13, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources/Department of Environmental Conservation - Amends rules regarding underground storage tanks, including installation and operation of tank systems that store gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, kerosene, used oil and other hazardous materials. Adds new requirements that tanks at marinas be constructed in accordance with a newly established industry standard [Uncodified].
DATES: Effective 10/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact VT Department of Environmental Conservation

Vermont Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

AGENCY: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
DATE OF ISSUE: September 13, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Agency of Natural Resources/Department of Environmental Conservation - Establishes standards for the design, installation, operation and maintenance, monitoring and closure of aboveground storage tanks, and outlines emergency and cleanup measures from leaks.
DATES: Effective 10/1/2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact VT Department of Environmental Conservation 

Virginia

Virginia Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank

AGENCY: Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources/Department of Conservation and Recreation/Soil and Water Conservation
DATE OF ISSUE: November 22, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Secretary of Natural Resources/Department of Conservation and Recreation/Soil and Water Conservation - Prevents pollution of state waters, lands and storm drain systems from the discharge of oil from new and existing aboveground storage tanks. Includes registration requirements for registration of facilities and individual petroleum aboveground storage tanks located within the Commonwealth. Includes standards and procedures to prevent pollution from new and existing aboveground storage tanks. Includes requirements for the development of facility oil discharge contingency plans for facilities with an aggregate capacity of 25,000 gallons or greater of oil. [9 VAC 25-91]
DATES: Comments by 1/23/2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

Washington
West Virginia

West Virginia Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment

AGENCY: Ohio Department of Commerce/Division of State Fire Marshal
DATE OF ISSUE: July 18, 2011
ACTION: Final Regulation
SUMMARY: Department of Environmental Protection - Establishes the eligibility, procedures, standards, and legal documents required for voluntary and brownfield cleanups. [Title 60, Series 3]
DATES: Comments by July 18, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Ohio State Fire Marshal

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Contaminated Sites Investigation and Cleanup Rules

AGENCY: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
DATE OF ISSUE: January 05, 2011
ACTION: Proposed Regulation
SUMMARY: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Revises Chapter NR 700, relating to contaminated sites investigation and cleanup rules. [NR 700]
DATES: None
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wyoming

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