Industry Standards

Reference standards currently in BUSTR rules (Effective March 01, 2005):

Note: Because of Ohio Law, BUSTR does not automatically reference the latest edition of industrial standards in its regulations. The versions listed below are the current "Official" standards. If you want to reference or use a newer standard you should have a copy of it at hand and contact BUSTR to let them know what you intend to do if there is a difference between the new standard and the referenced standard.

National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101
Phone: 1-800-344-3555

  • NFPA 30-2003 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (Use the 2000 edition for above ground tanks)
  • NFPA 30A-2003 Automotive and Marine Service Station Code (Use the 2000 edition for above ground tanks)
  • NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (also called NEC-70). Section 500 deals with hazardous locations and Article 514 deals specifically with service stations
  • NFPA 407-2001 Standard for Aircraft Fueling

American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-682-8375

  • API 1604-2001 - Closure of Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • API 1615-2001 - Installation of Underground Petroleum Storage Systems
  • API 1621-2001 - Bulk Liquid Stock Control At Retail Outlets
  • API 1626-2000 - Storage and Handling Ethanol and Gasoline-Ethanol Blends at Distribution Terminals and Service Stations
  • API 1627-2000 - Storage and Handling of Gasoline - Methanol/Cosolvent Blends at Distribution Terminals and Service Stations
  • API 1631-2001 - Interior Lining of Underground Storage Tanks
  • API 1632-2002 - Cathodic Protection of Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks and Piping Systems

Petroleum Equipment Institute
P.O. Box 2380, Tulsa, OK 74101-2380
Phone: 918-494-9696

  • PEI/RP-100-2000 - Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 212-642-4900

  • ANSI B31.3-2002 American National Standard Code for Pressure Piping

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Phone: 281-228-6223

  • NACE RP-0169-2002 Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems
  • NACE RE-0285-2002 Corrosion Control of Underground Storage Tank Systems by Cathodic Protection

Steel Tank Institute (STI)

Phone: 847-438-8265

  • STI Specification for STI-P3 Systems of External Corrosion Protection of Underground Steel Storage Tanks
  • STI-R892 Recommended Practice for Corrosion Protection of Underground piping networks associated with Liquid Storage and Dispensing Systems
  • STI-F894 Specification for External Corrosion Protection of FRP Composite Steel Underground Storage Tanks

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Phone: 888-853-3503

  • UL-58-1996 Standard for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • UL-567-2003 Pipe Connectors for Petroleum Products and LP gas
  • UL-971-1995 Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable Liquids
  • UL-1316-1994 Standard for Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks for Petroleum Products
  • UL-1746-1993 External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Storage Tanks


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