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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 1526 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires states receiving federal funds under Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to maintain, update at least annually, and make available to the public a record of underground storage tanks regulated under this subtitle. The public record shall include (to the maximum extent practicable, for each year) the number, sources, and causes of underground storage tank releases, the record of compliance by underground storage tanks in the state with Subtitle I or approved state program, and data on equipment failures.

Grant Guidelines

On January 22, 2007, EPA issued final grant guidelines for public record. View the grant guidelines (PDF) (13 pp, 132K, About PDF)

For more information about the public record grant guidelines, contact Paul Miller at miller.paul@epa.gov or 703-603-7165.

Information on state and territory UST programs can be found on the State And Territory UST/LUST Program Status And Contacts Web page.


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