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What Are The Responsibilities Of An UST Owner Or Operator?

In 2015, EPA revised the underground storage tank (UST) regulations. Below you will find the requirements for owners and operators.

All federally regulated USTs must:

In addition owners and operators must:

2015 Requirements

Beginning on [effective date of rule], owners and operators must:

Beginning on [180 days after the effective date], owners and operators must:

Beginning on [3 years after effective date of rule], owners and operators must:

Owners and operators of field-constructed tanks and airport hydrant systems previously deferred in the UST regulation must begin meeting the requirements in Subpart J.

UST owners and operators need to contact their state or local agency that implements the UST program to receive specific information on requirements for their tanks. If the tanks are located in Indian Country, then you should contact the EPA Regional Office.

EPA's regulations concerning USTs are contained in 40 CFR Part 280, 40 CFR Part 281 and 40 CFR Parts 282.50-282.105. The regulations are divided into three sections: technical requirements, financial responsibility requirements, and state program approval objectives.

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