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UST Frequent Questions

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I am purchasing a former (or current) gasoline station and I need to know if an environmental investigation has been completed at the property. Who can provide this information?

In the Mid-Atlantic region, the underground storage tank (UST) program is implemented primarily by States. Your first point of contact is the state regulatory agency that has jurisdiction where the USTs are physically located. View a list of Mid-Atlantic state UST Program Offices at http://www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/undergroundcontacts.htm

I have questions or concerns about my home heating oil tank. Who can I talk with?

The federal UST program does not regulate home heating oil tanks. In the Mid-Atlantic region, the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program is implemented primarily by states. Your first point of contact should be the state regulatory agency that has jurisdiction where the USTs are physically located. View a list of Mid-Atlantic State UST Program Offices at http://www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/undergroundcontacts.htm

Who can answer questions about UST systems?

In the Mid-Atlantic region, the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program isimplemented primarily by states. Your first point of contact is the State regulatory agency that has jurisdiction where the USTs are physically located. View a list of Mid-Atlantic State UST Program Offices at http://www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/undergroundcontacts.htm

What does the EPA Mid-Atlantic office do regarding UST Systems?

The EPA Mid-Atlantic office:

(1) provides funding to State UST & LUST programs primarily to assist them with facility inspections, release investigation and cleanup of releases from regulated UST systems;

2) approves and oversees State UST & LUST programs to ensure they operate at a level that is no less stringent than the federal regulations;

3) conducts facility inspections and associated enforcement actions, and supports the similar actions of states;

4) provides administrative support and facilitates communication among Mid-Atlantic States and other regional/national UST programs;

5) establishes goals and measures performance of UST & LUST programs;

6) conducts limited field investigations of the nature and occurence of releases from UST systems; and

7) provides training, technical and field support.

Does EPA provide funding to homeowners or non-profits for work related to UST Systems?

No, EPA provides funding only to state government offices and the District of Columbia through annual, written cooperative agreements.

Where can I obtain more federal information on UST Systems?

Please visit EPA's National site for additional information on the federal UST program.

Please visit EPA's National Frequent Questions Web site for additional questions about USTs.

Region 3 The Mid-Atlantic States


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