New Mexico Legislation Redefining USTs and ASTs

The State of New Mexico has passed House Bill 81, which amends the definition of USTs and ASTs.  Previously, the New Mexico Petroleum Storage Tanks General Provisions specifically exempted USTs and ASTs that were associated with emergency generator systems. House Bill 81 removed the emergency generator exemption so that the State’s regulations will be compliant with Federal EPA and the 2005 Energy Policy Act.  The regulations are not yet promulgated, but as soon as they are, we will add a post here.