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One Year Remains to Meet Final UST Regulation Deadline

October 17, 2017

One Year Remains to Meet Final UST Regulation Deadline

Truckstops and travel plazas with underground storage tanks are reminded that they officially have just one year left — until Oct. 13, 2018 — to meet the final requirements established in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Final Rule revising underground storage tank regulations.

EPA Distributes Resources on Protecting Underground Storage Tanks in Severe Weather

August 10, 2017

EPA Distributes Resources on Protecting Underground Storage Tanks in Severe Weather

With the start of hurricane season upon us, NATSO members are encouraged to take precautionary steps to prevent severe weather from damaging underground storage tanks (USTs).

NATSO Expresses Concern Over Proposed Leaking UST Program Cuts

June 26, 2017

NATSO Expresses Concern Over Proposed Leaking UST Program Cuts

NATSO, along with a number of other retail fuel associations, recently sent a letter to key lawmakers urging them to reject the Trump Administration's proposal to cut the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) trust fund by almost 50 percent. In his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, President Trump sought just $47 million for the LUST trust fund; in previous years Congress has provided between $90 million and $100 million for this program.

EPA Research Shows Corrosion in Majority of Diesel Underground Storage Tanks

July 21, 2016

EPA Research Shows Corrosion in Majority of Diesel Underground Storage Tanks

In a report released on July 20, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found moderate or severe corrosion in diesel underground storage tanks (USTs). The report stated that the corrosion, which was found inside both steel and fiberglass UST systems, can cause equipment failure by preventing proper operation of release detection and prevention equipment. If left unchecked, EPA said, corrosion could cause UST system failures and releases, which could lead to groundwater contamination.

New Guidelines for Minimizing UST Leaks, Contamination

July 6, 2016

New Guidelines for Minimizing UST Leaks, Contamination

Two new guidance documents, one from the Environmental Protection Agency, and one from a private, industry-funded non-profit, provide practical tips for maintaining underground storage tanks, minimizing leakage and fuel contamination, and maximizing fuel system cleanliness necessary for diesel equipment.

April 15, 2016

New UST Requirement Takes Effect in Certain States

Businesses that own or operate an underground storage tank (UST) system in a state whose UST program does not have "state program approval" status from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are subject to enhanced requirements as of April 12, 2016.

EPA Issues UST Guidance Documents

January 8, 2016

EPA Issues UST Guidance Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency released two documents associated with the recently revised underground storage tank (UST) regulations.

EPA Issues Underground Storage Tank Requirements

November 1, 2015

EPA Issues Underground Storage Tank Requirements

The new Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revised Underground Storage Tank Regulations rules have left several truckstop and travel plaza operators wondering which items in the new UST regulations will be most expensive.

New Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rule In Effect

October 16, 2015

New Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rule In Effect

NATSO members are reminded that the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Underground Storage Tank Rule went into effect Oct. 13. This deadline is significant for 12 states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming – and the territories of Guam, Samoa and the North Mariana Islands -- which do not have EPA-approved state UST programs. In these states and territories, tank owners are now subject to the EPA's updated UST regulations, as well as applicable state requirements.

How EPA’s Revised UST Regulations Affect Fuel Retailers

July 13, 2015

How EPA’s Revised UST Regulations Affect Fuel Retailers

An in-depth review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revised Underground Storage Tank Regulations found that final rule contains a number of improvements from the proposed rule that was released in 2011, many of which were proposed by NATSO.

EPA Issues New UST Requirements

June 23, 2015

EPA Issues New UST Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 22 issued final underground storage tank system testing and inspection regulations, marking the first significant revision to the regulations since they were issued in 1988.

EPA Issues Draft Guidelines on Release Detection at High Throughput Facilities

September 23, 2013

EPA Issues Draft Guidelines on Release Detection at High Throughput Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued draft guidelines on release detection at high throughput underground storage tank facilities.

Rep. Graves Urges EPA to Withdraw Proposed Underground Storage Tanks Rule

August 5, 2013

Rep. Graves Urges EPA to Withdraw Proposed Underground Storage Tanks Rule

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule on underground storage tanks (UST) arguing that due to methodological flaws the agency has inappropriately certified the proposed rule as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

EPA Launches Online Resource To Identify E-15 Compatible USTs

April 29, 2013

EPA Launches Online Resource To Identify E-15 Compatible USTs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week launched a new online resource where it will house information for tank owners regarding the compatibility of underground storage tank system components with E-15.

Accelerated Corrosion in ULSD UST Systems Linked to Acetic Acid

September 17, 2012

Accelerated Corrosion in ULSD UST Systems Linked to Acetic Acid

New study finds corrosion is likely due to the dispersal of acetic acid though the UST.

Industry Speaks on Proposed UST Regulations

July 23, 2012

Industry Speaks on Proposed UST Regulations

The industry speaks on the proposed UST regulations but will EPA do?

One Month Left to Meet UST Operator Training Requirement

July 9, 2012

One Month Left to Meet UST Operator Training Requirement

The deadline for truckstop or travel plaza operators of underground storage tank (UST) systems to complete federally mandated underground storage tank UST operator training is just one month away on Aug. 8.

Zurich American Will No Longer Issue UST Insurance, Renewals

June 25, 2012

Zurich American Will No Longer Issue UST Insurance, Renewals

Zurich American said last week it will no longer issue new UST insurance or renew existing coverage.

Two Months to Meet UST Operator Training Requirement

June 4, 2012

Two Months to Meet UST Operator Training Requirement

The deadline for truckstop or travel plaza operators of underground storage tank (UST) systems to complete federally mandated underground storage tank UST operator training is just two months away on Aug. 8.

UST Operator Training Requirements

May 1, 2012

UST Operator Training Requirements

UST operators must be trained by Aug. 8, 2012.

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