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Proposed Changes to the Ohio BUSTR Rule

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Ohio Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) is coming up on its five-year review date of March 15, 2017, by which time it must complete a detailed review and analysis of all of its rules for possible revision and amendment. In order to meet this deadline, BUSTR must file the amended rules by November 30, 2016. The proposed amended rules incorporate the new federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations that were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and came into effect in October 2015.

Other draft amendments include:

  • Rescinding sensitive areas;
  • Three new chemicals of concern (1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, 1,2-dibromoethane and 1,2-dicloroethane);
  • Changes in soil and groundwater action levels;
  • Changes in re-use action levels for petroleum-contaminated soil;
  • Additional sampling submittal for product pipe runs during a closure; etc.

A full summary of the draft amendments is provided by BUSTR in the link below:

Additionally, a compilation of the full rules proposed is provided in the following link:

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