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Aboveground Storage Tanks

The Aboveground Tank Application and Installation Guidelines is designed to guide the installation of aboveground tanks used for motor vehicle fuel dispensing.

This program includes aboveground storage tank installation plan reviews for three types of tanks. 
  1. Flammable combustible liquid (FCL) are tank reviews of liquid fuels: gasoline and diesel. There is no fee associated for this review.
  2. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and butane. There is a $100 plan review fee per OAR 837-030-0235.
  3. Compressed gas: CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas). 

An application to install flammable/combustible liquid aboveground tank(s) must be completed and accompany two sets of plans when installing aboveground tanks of more than 1,000 gallons in either individual or aggregate quantities. A list of required items to submit is included on the application form. 

An application for aboveground storage tanks must be completed and submitted for approval prior to the tank(s) being installed.
Tanks with quantities less than mentioned above must also meet the installation requirements of the Oregon Fire Code. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
We review plans and issue installation approval permits for the aboveground storage of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks in excess of 1,000 gallons or aggregates of 1,000 gallons or more and liquified petroleum gas in excess of 2,000 gallons or the aggregate capacity of containers more than 4,000 gallons water as specified in Oregon Fire Code 6101.3 and assisting design professionals, building, and fire officials as well as the general public in meeting the intent of the Fire Code. 

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