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Assessment and Cleanup Work that States in Region 3 Performed with LUST Recovery Act Money

Recovery Act Logo In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress appropriated $200 million from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund to EPA for assessing and cleaning up leaks from underground storage tanks.  EPA allocated the vast majority of that money to state and territorial underground storage tank programs because they are the primary implementers of the underground storage tank program.  This money paid for activities at shovel-ready sites and was used either to:

States in Region 3 received a total of $18 million, allocated as listed below.  Read about specific LUST Recovery Act activities to assess and clean up underground storage tank leaks.  Information provided here comes from the EPA/state assistance agreement. 


The overall purpose of the LUST Recovery Act work was to clean up contaminated LUST sites effectively, maximize job creation/retention, and provide economic and environmental benefits to the citizens of the Region 3 States.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – $1.2 Million   

Awarded – July 31, 2009

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District of Columbia Department of the Environmental – $607,000

Awarded – July 31, 2009

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Recovery.DC.Gov


Maryland Department of the Environmental – $3.7 Million

Awarded – July 31, 2009

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Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Maryland's Recovery & Reinvestment


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – $6.2 Million   

Awarded – July 31, 2009

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Recovery.Pa.Gov


Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – $4.6 Million   

Awarded – August 7, 2009


West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection – $1.6 Million   

Awarded – July 31, 2009

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Recovery.WV.Gov
Recovery Act - Leaking Underground Storage Tank Information [pdf]


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Region 3 The Mid-Atlantic States


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