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News for Vermont's Oilheat and Propane Industry

Vermont's Tank Regulations

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is also preparing an update to the 2017 Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations. While primarily focused on heating oil tanks, the rule impacts all aboveground heating oil, diesel, kerosene and gasoline tanks that store less than 1320 gallons. (Anything larger is considered a bulk storage facility.) Some changes under consideration: Require existing tanks to meet new tank installation standards by 2030 and the creation of a “yellow tag” that would allow a fuel dealer to fill a non-compliant tank under certain conditions until the end of the heating season. Click on the links below to learn more.

Proposed Changes to AST Regulations — October 2023 Draft

Proposed Changes to First Fill Inspection Checklist — October 2023 Draft

Proposed Changes to NEW CUSTOMER Existing Tank Inspection Checklist — Octoer 2023 Draft

Proposed Changes to New Customer New Tank Checklist — October 2023 Draft

Click here to read comments from Bob Hedden, VFDA's Oilheat Consultant

There are also other legislative changes to the PCF program that are under consideration this year. H.229 would raise the cap on PCF payments on AST cleanups from $25,000 to $50,000 as well as lifting the initial cleanup costs by the owners or operators of lined combination tank systems from $15,000 to $25,000.