It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their project meets all the necessary codes and regulations. Generally, a federal permit is not required, but farms must adhere to regulatory requirements regarding contaminant limits, management practices, operating standards, reporting, and other requirements. If the farm exceeds 25 gallons of used oil, it must be stored in tanks that meet technical requirements, either underground or above ground. Additionally, conveyors with EPA authorization numbers must be used to remove it from the farm.
Certain tanks are excluded from the regulations, such as agricultural and residential USTs and their associated underground pipes containing less than 1,100 gallons of motor fuel for non-commercial purposes, tanks containing less than 110 gallons, tanks containing heating fuel used in installations, septic tanks, and other listed tanks. It is important to understand all applicable regulations and laws before beginning a land clearing project. This will help ensure that the project is compliant with all necessary requirements and avoid any potential legal issues.