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Report To Congress On The UST Program In Indian Country

Background And Requirements

Title XV, Section B of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 amends Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the original legislation that created the underground storage tank (UST) program. The UST provisions of the Energy Policy Act focus on preventing releases and direct EPA to help states comply with new UST requirements.

Section 1529 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs EPA to prepare and submit to Congress by August 8, 2007 a report summarizing the Agency's progress implementing and enforcing the UST program on all lands under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe.

Report To Congress

On August 8, 2007, EPA issued the Indian country USTs Report to Congress. View the report to Congress (PDF) (38 pp, 1.9MB, About PDF), which discusses the considerable progress EPA and tribes have made, working together, to prevent and cleanup releases from USTs in Indian country as well as the challenges remaining and work to be accomplished.

You may request paper copies of the Indian country UST report to Congress from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP), EPA's publications distribution warehouse, by calling 1-800-490-9198; writing to U.S. EPA/NSCEP, Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242-0419; or faxing your request to NSCEP at 301-604-3408. Ask for EPA 510-R-07-006, "Report To Congress On Implementing And Enforcing The Underground Storage Tank Program In Indian Country."

Request More Information

For more information about the Indian country UST report to Congress, contact Bill Lienesch at lienesch.william@epa.gov or 703-603-7162.

 

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