Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs)

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Overview of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act
and Its Implementation

Senate Bill 373, containing the Aboveground Storage Tank Act §22-30 and the Public Water Supply Protection Act §22-31 was approved by the 2014 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on April 1, 2014. The law officially took effect on June 6, 2014, 90 days from its date of passage on March 8, 2014. The bill requires an inventory and registration of aboveground storage tanks. The bill also requires development of a variety of aboveground storage tank regulations for consideration in the 2015 Legislative session.

DEP is still accepting online AST registrations via the Electronic Submission System (ESS). The registration process includes questions about tank size, contents, construction, age and location. To assist in the registration process, there is a comprehensive AST Registration User’s Guide available at the link below or on the ESS signup/login page that provides screen-by-screen instructions. DEP employees also are on hand to assist tank owners who are subject to the requirements of a newly enacted law intended to help prevent future leaks such as the one on Jan. 9 that contaminated the drinking water of approximately 300,000 West Virginia residents.
See if you need to register your AST
See sample registration form
See Registration Guide
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On Oct. 1, 2014, DEP hosted a working meeting to discuss the rough draft of the AST Emergency Rule. This meeting allowed DEP to receive input and ideas on ways to ensure the rule fulfills its intended purpose.

The coming year will be a busy one for DEP staff as they work to implement the new program. Please check back frequently as this website will contain the latest information available on SB 373’s implementation.

Enrolled Final Version Senate Bill 373
Industry Standards, Organizations, Resources
Spill PreventionTank CertificationTank Closure
Required Signage
Frequently Asked QuestionsDefinitionsPublic InputAST ContactsHazardous Substances Leaking AST


Proposed Rule

Proposed AST Fee Rule

water seminars


Aboveground Storage Tank Important Dates
Underground Storage Tank

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