Jump to main content.

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 October 13, 2015 owners and operators must:

Beginning on April 11, 2016 owners and operators must:

Beginning on October 13, 2018 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 K.

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.

Top of page

Local Navigation

Jump to main content.