D E C banner
D E C banner


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Bulk Storage Guidance Documents

Bulk Storage Information Note: This information is intended to provide facility/tank owners and operators answers to commonly asked questions. Facility/tank owners should obtain a copy of the New York State bulk storage regulations from their local DEC Regional Office and read them carefully and in their entirety. Facility/tank owners are responsible for complying with all of the New York State bulk storage regulations.

What's New - Proposed Program Policy

Proposed Program Policy DER-40 [Draft]: Operator Training (PDF) (7 page, 85 kB) - This proposed Program Policy provides guidance on the requirements for training of operators of underground storage tank systems at petroleum bulk storage (PBS) and chemical bulk storage (CBS) facilities in New York State. Public comment period ended November 4, 2014. Contact for this proposed program policy is Mr. Jim Victor, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020, or e-mail. DEC proposed to revise the PBS and CBS regulations.and the public comment period also ended November 4, 2014. Information regarding these proposed rule makings is available at Proposed Revisions to Regulations: Bulk Storage of Petroleum and Chemicals; Management of Used Oil

Draft Guidance:

DER-17 [Draft]: Guidelines for Inspecting and Certifying Secondary Containment Systems of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks at Major Oil Storage Facilities (PDF) (42 page, 166 kB) - Public comment period ended. Contact person for this draft program policy is Mr. Russ Brauksieck, Bureau of Technical Support, Division of Environmental Remediation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020 or e-mail.

Issued Guidance:

Chemical Bulk Storage Program (CBS)

Petroleum Bulk Storage Program (PBS)

Major Oil Storage Facility Program (MOSF)

More about Bulk Storage Guidance Documents: