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 AST Rules Comment Period

Public comment period is open for revisions to the Aboveground Storage Tank Rules (October 1, 2011).  The Agency of Natural Resources will accept comments until August 9, 2013.  Please send your comments to: Chuck.schwer@state.vt.us.  You can also mail your comments to the Waste Management and Prevention Division.   These rules are being revised to incorporate some new measures to prevent petroleum releases from aboveground storage tanks (ASTs).  One of the more significant changes to the rules is the proposal to require spill prevention measures to ASTs located in flood prone areas.  Some other changes to the rule include: allow for fiberglass single-walled ASTs for inside use only, clarify that solid foundations are needed for inside tanks as well as outside tanks, clarify that multiple tank systems require separate volume gauges, separate vents and separate alarms but that the vents can be plumbed together before it goes outside a building, clarify that shelters are recommended but not required for tanks installed on the gable end of a building and require all portable (skid) tanks not be used within 25 feet of a public or private water supply well and not within 25 of a surface water body.  Appropriate spill containment supplies are also required when using portable tanks. Please find a copy of the revised rules in both a strikeout version as well as a clean copy.

AST Rules Clean Copy

AST Rules Strikeout

A public hearing will be held on July 30, 2013 at 1pm:

Central Vermont Chamber Building
33 Stewart Rd Berlin, VT 05641
(802) 229-5711


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