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Diesel Fuel Storage Regulations

        Auto | Auto Basics

Underground Tanks

The EPA requires that you notify federal, state and local authorities of any tank that holds more than 1,100 gallons of fuel. The key potential problem with an underground tank is leakage, so it’s a good idea to check at least monthly the groundwater in the area. The tank cannot be kept anywhere where fumes might accumulate.

Specific regulations vary state by state; the EPA provides relevant rules and contact information for wherever you live.


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