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Alaska Aboveground Storage Tank Permitting (18-AK-f)

Information current as of 2019
In Alaska, a person (developer) may need permission from the appropriate government authority if the project will include an aboveground storage tank facility used to store petroleum. In Alaska, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire and Life Safety, and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation share in the responsibility of regulating aboveground storage tank (AST) facilities.

Aboveground Storage Tank Permitting Process

18-AK-f.1 to 18-AK-f.2 – Does the Petroleum Storage Tank Facility Have an Effective Storage Capacity of More Than 660 Gallons?

Aboveground fuel storage tank facilities with a storage capacity of greater than 660 gallons are subject to review by the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety Plans Review Bureau. 13 AAC 50.027. For more information, see:

Fire and Life Safety Plan Review:

18-AK-f.3 to 18-AK-f.4 – Does the Facility Have an Effective Storage Capacity Between 1,320 and 420,000 Gallons?

Tank facilities with a storage capacity between 1,320 and 420,000 gallons, including a collection of 55 gallon drums that add up to 1,320 gallons, are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 40 CFR § 112.1. These facilities must go through the Federal Aboveground Storage Tank Process. For more information, see: Aboveground Storage Tank Process:

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Edit Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety
Office Assistant II - Plan Review Bureau (907) 269-2004 jessicaabbazabbafaulkner@alaskaabbazabbagov