Aboveground storage tank (AST) systems are used to provide storage for a variety of products including hazardous chemicals, petroleum products, propane, liquid petroleum gas, heating oil, and compressed natural gas. In Michigan these AST systems are regulated by the Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Act 207 of 1941 (FL/CL), as amended. In many cases these regulations may dictate or require certain aspects of plan review and certification before installation, inspection and certification fees, changes in ownership, cessation of use the ASTs, changes in the content of the ASTs, and proper closure requirements. R&W has provided engineering services to numerous clients for the design, permitting, construction contracting, and construction observations of AST systems.
The MDEQ-RMD regulates the AST program within the State of Michigan. Further information regarding the AST program can be obtained from the AST pamphlet provided by the MDEQ-RMD.