Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 91]
Incorporate Requirements of Chapter 884 (2011) and Clarify Existing Language
Action 3568
General Information
Action Summary This regulation contains requirements that Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) in Virginia must meet. These regulations are necessary to prevent pollution of state waters, lands, and storm drain systems from the discharge of oil from new and existing aboveground storage tanks (AST). The regulations include: (i) registration requirements for registration of facilities and individual petroleum Aboveground Storage Tanks located within the Commonwealth; (ii) standards and procedures to prevent pollution from new and existing ASTs; and (iii) requirements for the development of facility oil discharge contingency plans for facilities with an aggregate capacity of 25,000 gallons or greater of oil. The goals of this amendment are to improve the clarity of the regulation, make the requirements more easily understandable by the individuals and entities affected, and to bring applicable portions of the regulation into conformity with related laws, federal regulations, and current industry standards. This regulatory action will include revisions that address performance standards for certain aboveground storage tanks that are required by Chapter 884 of the 2011 Acts of Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003011]
Associated Mandates Above ground storage tanks
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6014 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/23/2012.
6214 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/11/2013.
6844 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4238    FAX: (804)698-4346    TDD: ()-