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Diesel Fuel Storage Regulations

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How much do yo knowabout diesel fuel storage regulations?
How much do yo knowabout diesel fuel storage regulations?
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If you plan on keeping diesel fuel on your property for personal reasons (as opposed to commercial), you’d do well to brush up on both state and federal regulations before moving ahead. Fuel leaking or evaporating from a tank, whether above ground or below, can do major environmental damage, and can be punished with large fines. Or course, diesel is flammable, and so extra caution is required when storing it in large quantities.

The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fire Prevention Agency, state agencies and even the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration all have specific guidelines and rules to follow, and it can be a bit difficult keeping everything straight, safe and legal.


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