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If not properly maintained and managed, underground storage tanks (USTs) can cause harm to human health and the environment by leaking or allowing spills or overflows of the products contained to enter the soils or groundwater. EPA Region 3 partners with our States and the District of Columbia to prevent, detect, and remediate contamination caused by releases from USTs containing petroleum or hazardous substances.


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The states are the lead implementers of the UST and leaking UST (LUST) programs in the Region.

Federally Approved UST Regulations by State:

EPA Region 3's role is to oversee program performance, provide program guidance, administer cooperative agreements (financial support) with States, provide technical support, conduct federal inspection and enforcement activities, and other program functions.

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Region 3 The Mid-Atlantic States

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