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.
- States would not receive leaking UST prevention funding -- No funding to offer technical assistance to tank owners, or to do compliance checks and inspections.
- Significant reduction in cleanup funding -- Significant reduction of funds for leaking UST sites to states. Elimination of EPA staff who oversee cleanup projects. Elimination of oversight and audits of state tank funds.
- Elimination of Technical Support for States -- Elimination of EPA research projects including accelerated diesel fuel corrosion studies. Elimination of training for state program inspectors, compliance officers, and technical and engineering support for state program authorities. Elimination of national conferences for state programs.
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