Above Ground Fueling Facility

Fueling facilities minimize the risk of accidental release of stored oil products used in agricultural operations to support the following purposes:

  • Control excessive release of organics into groundwater and surface waters
  • Control excessive suspended sediment and turbidity into surface water.

Fueling Tanks

Conditions Where Practice Applies

  • Oil product storage facilities are used or will be used for agricultural purposes.
  • Oil tank storage capacity is not more than 3,300 gallons, in 3 or fewer tanks, at each site and no tank with a capacity that exceeds 1,100 gallons.
  • Oil storage capacity is not more than 10,000 gallons on each farm.
  • Spillage of liquid would pose a threat to soil contamination; and excessive organics into groundwater and surface water.
  • Soils and topography are suitable for construction

On-farm oil products, include diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable oil, or animal fat, as identified by U.S. EPA’s Oil Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation (40 CFR Part 112 Oil Pollution Prevention).

This practice does not apply to the removal of existing tanks.