Financial assurance is required for qualifying Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs). Financial responsibility rules for petroleum storage tanks were revised October 13 and October 17, 2019, respectively, and although most requirements are not changed from the 2017 version of the rules, some details have changed. Rule making workshops were held in 2018, and resultant draft revisions are available on the Storage Tank Systems Rulemaking page.
Financial Responsibility Rules and Adopted Federal Code
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