EPA initiates rulemaking for chemical storage in aboveground tanks: implications and what you can do now to prepare

On March 26, 2018, EPA submitted a draft proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a rulemaking for prevention of hazardous substances discharges under the Clean Water Act. EPA is developing proposed regulation for prevention of hazardous substances spills from onshore facilities, including aboveground tanks, in response to a 2016 Consent Decree.

EPA is required to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by June 16, 2018, and issue a final rule on August 29, 2019. The final rule will, for the first time, regulate chemical storage in aboveground tanks at the federal level.

Download our free regulatory update to learn about the implications of EPA's proposed regulations and what you can do now to prepare.