Comparing EPA UST Regulations and NFPA Fire Codes


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This document provides UST managers a breakdown of where EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) UST Regulations and the National Fire Protection Association Fire codes are aligned/misaligned. Most US states adopt NFPA 30 (Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code) and 30A (Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages) to include the IFC, but very few of those states enforce or write UST regulatory orders pertaining to Fire Codes. When enforcing, or trying to enforce a particular issue, state UST programs may not be aware of what NFPA Fire Codes include, so this document can be used by tank owners or legislatures so as to not encounter issues when creating legislature/regulations.