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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 Policy for Public Comment

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. DEC is accepting written comments through Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Submit comments to Jim Victor, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7020, or e-mail. Please include 'DER-40 Operator Training Comments' in the subject line. DEC also is proposing to revise the PBS and CBS regulations and 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Draft Guidance: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 Friday, December 5, 2008. 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)


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