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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 059 : UNDERGROUND AND ABOVEGROUND LIQUID STORAGE TANKS

Subchapter 001 : UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK REGULATION

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 1929a)
  • § 1929a. Standards for aboveground storage tanks

    (a) On or before December 31, 2011, the Secretary shall adopt rules addressing the design and proper installation of aboveground storage tanks.

    (b) After January 1, 2012, no person shall offer for sale, install, or substantially improve an aboveground storage tank that does not meet the standards adopted by the Secretary under subsection (a) of this section.

    (c) On or before July 1, 2017, the Secretary shall adopt rules for the inspection of aboveground storage tanks. The rules shall include, at a minimum, the following:

    (1) when installation of secondary containment systems for types of aboveground storage tanks is required, the required specifications of the systems, and the process for installation of the systems;

    (2) the protocol to be followed and the criteria to be reviewed in the performance of inspections required under this section, including:

    (A) the appropriate methods to document the age of tanks installed on or after July 1, 2017;

    (B) the frequency of required tank inspections;

    (C) requirements for the tagging or marking of tanks and tank fill pipes when tanks are determined to be noncompliant with the requirements of this section or the rules adopted by the Secretary under this section;

    (3) an updated checklist to be used in the performance of inspections required under this section or the rules adopted by the Secretary under this section;

    (4) training and certification requirements for tank inspectors;

    (5) the protocol to address tanks identified as noncompliant with the inspection criteria established by the rules adopted by the Secretary under this section; and

    (6) requirements for the reuse of an aboveground storage tank removed under the requirement of subsection (g) of this section.

    (d) A fuel supplier shall inspect an aboveground storage tank in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and the rules adopted by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

    (e) The Secretary shall maintain a database of tanks that have been determined to be noncompliant with the requirements of this section or the rules adopted by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. The database shall be accessible to the public.

    (f) No person shall deliver heating fuel to an aboveground storage tank that has been visibly designated as noncompliant with the requirements of this chapter.

    (g) If the owner of any aboveground storage tank that serves a structure converts the type of fuel used for the structure from fuel oil or kerosene to natural gas so that the structure is no longer served for any purpose by the aboveground storage tank, the owner shall have the aboveground storage tank used to store fuel oil or kerosene and any fill pipes removed at the same time as the conversion. As used in this subsection, "structure" means any assembly of materials that is intended for occupancy or use by a person and that has at least three walls and a roof. (Added 2007, No. 18, § 2; amended 2015, No. 76 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)