Fuel Device Safety and Accuracy Program

Who We Are and What We Do

The Fuel Device Safety and Accuracy Program performs mandatory biannual inspections of fuel dispensers at all locations where fuel is stored or sold to ensure consumers are getting their money’s worth at the pump. The program also performs comprehensive safety inspections of fuel dispensing systems and above-ground storage tanks (AST) to help protect the public from potential fire and explosion hazards, as well as unnecessary above-ground fuel spills.

Petroleum Accuracy Inspections

Petroleum inspectors test the accuracy of fuel dispensing systems every six months at:

  • service stations
  • refined fuels bulk storage facilities
  • airports
  • race tracks
  • barge and pipeline terminals
  • other retail/wholesale locations

Marina inspections are limited to once a year during boating season and bulk delivery truck meters are also conducted on an annual basis.

Petroleum Safety Inspections

Petroleum safety inspections are performed every six months at all the locations listed above to ensure all piping and electrical work associated with the fuel dispensing systems and above-ground storage tanks meet the required safety and fire codes. In addition to the requirements set forth in the Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR), Missouri has also adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30, 30A and NEC, 1996 Edition.

Safety inspections at marinas are also conducted annually during the same time the accuracy inspection is performed.

Propane Accuracy Inspections

Inspectors test the accuracy of propane (LPG) dispensers at retail facilities throughout the state on an annual basis. LPG (bulk) delivery truck meters are also checked yearly to ensure they are operating accurately.

AST Financial Responsibility Registration

Above-ground storage tank installers and manufacturers are required to submit proof of insurance annually and it will expire one year from the date of issuance, as specified in 2 CSR 90-30.085.

Once approved, a registration number and certificate will be issued to the company declaring it has met this requirement.