(a) The director shall promulgate performance standards for new underground storage tanks as provided in section six of this article. The performance standards for new underground storage tanks shall include, but not be limited to, design, construction, installation, release detection and compatibility standards.
(b) New underground storage tank construction standards must include at least the following requirements:
(1) That an underground storage tank will prevent releases of regulated substances stored therein, which may occur as a result of corrosion or structural failure, for the operational life of the tank;
(2) That an underground storage tank will be cathodically protected against corrosion, constructed of noncorrosive material, steel clad with a noncorrosive material or designed in a manner to prevent the release or threatened release of stored regulated substances; and
(3) That materials used in the construction or lining of an underground storage tank are compatible with the regulated substances to be stored therein.