Aboveground chemical storage tanks; local ordinance, inspection. (HB1136)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Aboveground chemical storage tanks. Authorizes localities to adopt an ordinance that makes it unlawful for any person to construct, maintain, or use any aboveground chemical storage tank (ACST) having a capacity of 250 gallons or more without obtaining a permit from the local fire official. The penalty for violating the ordinance shall not exceed a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to adopt regulations requiring that the inspection, repair, alteration, or reconstruction of any such ACST comply with API 653 Standard or an appropriate equivalent standard for any tank too small to be governed by API 653. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104048D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1136)
02/13/2018Left in Counties, Cities and Towns