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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 580. Underground Storage Tanks: Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements

9VAC25-580-380. General requirements.

A. Implementation of requirements. Owners and operators must comply with the requirements of this part for UST systems with field-constructed tanks and airport hydrant systems as follows:

1. For UST systems installed before January 1, 2018, the requirements are effective according to the following schedule:


Effective Date

Upgrading UST systems; general operating requirements; and operator training

January 1, 2021

Release detection

January 1, 2021

Release reporting, response, and investigation; closure; financial responsibility and notification (except as provided in subsection B of this section)

January 1, 2018

2. For UST systems installed on or after January 1, 2018, the requirements apply at installation.

B. Not later than January 1, 2021, all owners of previously deferred UST systems must submit a one-time notice of tank system existence to the department, using the UST Notification Form. Owners and operators of UST systems in use as of January 1, 2018, must demonstrate financial responsibility at the time of submission of the notification form.

C. Except as provided in 9VAC25-580-390, owners and operators must comply with the requirements of Parts I (9VAC25-580-10 et seq.) through VII (9VAC25-580-310 et seq.) and IX (9VAC25-580-370 et seq.) of this chapter and 9VAC25-590.

D. In addition to the codes of practice listed in 9VAC25-580-50, owners and operators may use military construction criteria, such as Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-460-01, Petroleum Fuel Facilities, when designing, constructing, and installing airport hydrant systems and UST systems with field-constructed tanks.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.34:9 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6901 et seq.; 40 CFR Parts 280 and 281.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 1, eff. January 1, 2018; Errata, 34:4 VA.R. 504 October 16, 2017; amended, Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 5, eff. November 23, 2022.

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