Underground Storage Tank Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s October 2015 Underground Storage Tank regulations aim to strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank regulations through increased emphasis of proper training and maintenance of UST equipment. However, regulations vary by state. Source is developing a comprehensive state-by-state guide to UST regulations. Visit this webpage for updates.

Source Guides Underground Storage Tank Operators Through New Regulations

In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Agency issued new regulations for underground storage tank (UST) owner and operators. The new federal regulations will help build a UST program that advances strong operational and maintenance practices at fuel sites. However, the new requirements put more responsibility on owners and operators – both to know what is expected of them at the federal level, at the state level, or both, and to implement the necessary compliance practices in time. Many states – California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Washington, to name just a few – are actively pursuing adoption of the federal requirements in their state regulations, while others appear not to be pursuing updated regulations at this time.

On Oct. 13, 2018, several of the requirements contained in the new federal regulations go into effect. To help owners, operators and technicians confidently meet the compliance requirements, Source is preparing several informational pieces to clarify the expectations:

Additional information about UST regulations is available from your Source representative at

www.sourcena.com/contact-us or by calling 800-572-5578.

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