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Aboveground Storage Tank Program
Construction of New and Substantially Modified Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank System Approval

Purpose
To minimize land and water contamination by ensuring tank system installations meet minimum standards.

Applicability
Required for new or replacement aboveground petroleum storage tank (AST) systems having an oil storage capacity of more than 660 gallons, or new or replacement underground or over-water piping systems.

Statute and Administrative Rules
Env-Wm 1402 Control of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Facilities

Application
Application for the Construction of New and Substantially Modified Aboveground Petroleum Storage (AST) Systems Adobe Acrobat

Fee
None.

Processing Time
A complete application package including plans and specifications prepared and certified by a New Hampshire licensed professional engineer, must be submitted by the facility owner at least 45 days prior to commencing construction or installation of a new or replacement AST system.

Term/Renewal
One year from the date of issuance. An owner may request a waiver from the one year expiration period according to Env-Wm 1402.36.

Modification/Amendments
Substantial design changes must be approved in writing by the design engineer of record and resubmitted for Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program approval.

Transferability
Not transferable.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal to the Waste Management Council in accordance with RSA 21-0:9.

Status of Current Applications
Contact Bob Daniel at robert.daniel@des.nh.gov or (603)271-0686.

More Information
Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program

Contact Us
Bob Daniel at robert.daniel@des.nh.gov or (603)271-0686, or the Oil Remediation & Compliance Bureau, orcb.wmd@des.nh.gov, (603) 271-3899.

 

 

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