Topics: Underground Storage Tanks

UST Compliance Deadline Oct. 13

NATSO members are advised that Oct. 13, 2018, is the deadline for meeting the remaining underground storage tank (UST) requirements in the 2015 revised UST regulation. More

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. More

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). More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

EPA Issues UST Guidance Documents

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

EPA Issues Underground Storage Tank Requirements Members Only Join or Login

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. More

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. More

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