Aboveground Storage Tanks
The Oil Control Program (OCP) has highly trained staff to help owners ensure that their aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) are in compliance with State and federal regulations. Facilities storing oil in ASTs with aggregate capacities of 1,000 gallons of used oil or 10,000 gallons or more of virgin oil are required to have an oil operations permit (OOP) issued by the OCP. All regulated ASTs are required to have secondary containment, such as dikes. Other requirements for regulated ASTs can be found in COMAR 26.10.01. The OCP is available to assist in reviewing plans. OOPs are also required for various types of transportation of oil into and within Maryland by truck. Please visit the Oil Transportation Licenses and Permits page for more details.
For information on the following types of permits administered by the OCP and a link to the MDE Permit Guide, please visit the Land Permits page.
For Further Information
Oil Control Program
(410) 537-3442; (800) 633-6101 x3442
To Report Oil Spills Call (Available 24 hours a day)