There are several regulatory areas related to water that are relevant to retail facilities. This includes wastewater, for example material disposed of down a drain such as fats, oils and greases from food service as well as drinking water for facilities that have a drinking water well. Activities that have the potential to cause water pollution are typically be covered by federal or state regulations. This can include stormwater management for construction areas as well as for facilities with impervious surfaces such as free-standing stores or distributions centers. Other activities with the potential for water contamination are petroleum storage tanks and operations that could cause the release of oil or a hazardous substance such as vehicle maintenance or gas stations. 

Water Resources

Introductory Resources

Water Regulations

Regulations related to water including wastewater, drain disposal, FOG, and stormwater.

Gasoline and Fuel Dealers

Regulatory areas including USTs, air emissions, emergency planning, spills, and used oil.

Storage Tanks

Regulations, including SPCC plans, for above-ground and underground storage tanks.

Store Operations

Regulatory areas for store operations including maintenance, hazardous materials, boilers, pest management, HVAC, consumer bags, and more.

Vehicles Sales, Maintenance, and Products

Regulatory areas including hazardous waste, used oil, scrap tire management, wastewater, vehicle washing, and vehicle sales.

Detailed Regulatory Resources

Emergency Generator Fact Sheet

Detailed look at emergency generator air regulations including regulatory requirements and federal compliance options.

Spill Reporting Matrix

Summary of state requirements for reporting spills of oil or hazardous substances, including reporting quantity and contact information.

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