Current Rules for Underground Storage Tanks
A complete, current version of the Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank rules (Rule 1200-1-15), which includes recent amendments, can be viewed at:
Two sets of amendments to the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank regulations have recently become effective. These changes will have far reaching impacts.
Some of the new rules impose new requirements affecting the tank installation process, and became effective June 19, 2007. These rules also require tank owners to begin monthly inspections of spill containment buckets and quarterly inspections of dispensers.
Another set of new rules were necessitated by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 and establish a secondary containment standard for all newly installed tanks and piping as well as replacement tanks and piping. New and replacement dispensers must now have under dispenser containment. These changes became effective July 24, 2007.
A letter dated May 25,2007 was sent to many installers, equipment sellers, and service professionals announcing and summarizing these rule changes, and can be viewed at:
Public Participation Opportunities
Proposed Rules for Underground Storage Tanks
Proposed rules amending the UST regulations will take effect July 29, 2008 and may be viewed at:
>>> Proposed Rules
Effective September 30, 2008 may be viewed at:
>>> New Rules
Tennessee Petroleum UST Act
Click on the following link: Tennessee Codes Annotated. This will take you to the Michie's Legal Resources webpage. Click on the file folder icon labeled Tennessee Code, then Type 68-215-101 in the search box and click the double arrows >>. This will take you directly to the Tennessee Petroleum UST Act.
2008 Amendment to the UST ActPublic Chapter No. 794 will amend the UST Act effective July 1, 2008.
2005 Amendment to the UST Act
AN ACT to amend Title 68, Chapter 215, Part 1, relative to petroleum underground storage tanks.
2004 Amendment to the UST Act
An Act to amend Title 68, Chapter 215 and Title 67, Chapter 3, relative to petroleum underground storage tanks.
2002 Amendment to the UST Act
An important amendment to the Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Act was passed by the General Assembly in their 2002 session. Public Chapter 821 became effective July 1, 2002.
New Rule Interpretation Memos (RIM)
- Corrosion Protection of Fill Pipes
- Dual Purpose Tank Rule Interpretation
- Modified Site Check Policy for Dispenser Leaks
- Oil/Water Separator Holding Tanks
- Release Detection for Aboveground Piping
- Responsible Party
- SIR Suspected Release Reporting
- Start-up Tightness Testing Records
- Suction Piping and Vent Restriction Devices (Ball Float Valves)
- Sump Sensors