Vermontʼs Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) rules were first adopted in 2011. These rules regulate the design and installation of heating oil and kerosene tanks. They also provide spill prevention and inspection requirements for both tank owners and fuel suppliers.
An updated version of these regulations take effect on August 15, 2017.
The regulation clarifies when a fuel dealer must red-tag a tank, requires all property owners to have their tanks inspected at least once every three years, and requires a solid foundation under all tanks no later than 2030.
The final regulation can be found here.
Consumer information on the tank regulations can be found here.
A list of frequently asked questions by heating fuel dealers about the regulation
can be found here on VFDA's Keys to Compliance website.