Chapter 5. Installation of Underground Storage Tanks
Restrictions on timing of tank installations; tanks for alcohol
Sec. 1. (a) Subject to section 2 of this chapter, and except as
provided in subsection (b), an underground storage tank, whether of
single or double wall construction, may not be installed before the
effective date of the rules adopted under IC 13-23-1-2 for the purpose
of storing regulated substances unless:
(1) the tank will prevent releases due to corrosion or structural
failure for the operational life of the tank;
(2) the tank is:
(A) cathodically protected against corrosion;
(B) constructed of noncorrosive material;
(C) steel clad with a noncorrosive material; or
(D) designed to prevent the release or threatened release of
any stored substance;
(3) the material used in the construction or lining of the tank is
compatible with the substance to be stored; and
(4) after July 1, 2007, all newly installed or replaced piping
connected to the tank meets the secondary containment
requirements adopted by the board.
(b) An underground storage tank system that contains alcohol
blended fuels composed of greater than fifteen percent (15%) alcohol
is a petroleum UST system (as defined in 329 IAC 9-1-36 as in effect
January 1, 2007) and may be installed during the period referred to
in subsection (a) if the system is otherwise in compliance with rules
adopted by the board concerning technical and safety requirements
relating to the physical characteristics of underground petroleum
storage tanks and ancillary equipment, including dispensing
equipment, used in the storing or dispensing of alcohol blended fuels
for purposes of:
(1) IC 13-23-8-3(1)(A); and
(2) all other provisions of this article.
(c) Owners and operators of underground storage tank systems
that store, carry, or dispense alcohol blended fuels composed of
greater than fifteen percent (15%) alcohol that comply with
subsection (b) are considered to meet the standards of:
(1) compatibility under subsection (a)(3); and
(2) compliance for purposes of:
(A) IC 13-23-8-3; and
(B) all other provisions of this article.
As added by P.L.1-1996, SEC.13. Amended by P.L.75-2007, SEC.1;
Restrictions based on soil resistivity
Sec. 2. If soil tests conducted in accordance with:
(1) ASTM Standard G57-78; or
(2) another standard approved by the commissioner as
exhibiting the same or a greater degree of reliability and
show that soil resistivity in an installation location is at least twelve
thousand ohms per centimeter (12,000 ohm/cm), a storage tank
without corrosion protection may be installed in that location during
the period referred to in section 1 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1996, SEC.13.
Compliance of underground storage tank systems with certain laws
Sec. 3. (a) An underground storage tank system that contains fuel
composed of greater than fifteen percent (15%) alcohol is considered
to comply with section 1(b) of this chapter if either of the following
(1) The system predates May 11, 2007.
(2) The system predates the solid waste management board's
adoption after May 11, 2007, of any additional rules concerning
technical and safety requirements for storing and dispensing
alcohol blended fuel.
(b) Replacement tanks or ancillary equipment installed in existing
underground storage tank systems storing or dispensing alcohol
blended fuels must meet the standards contained in additional rules
adopted by the solid waste management board as described in
subsection (a)(2) only if the installation occurs after the adoption of
As added by P.L.16-2009, SEC.21.