State Delivery Prohibition Programs
EPA designed this page to help petroleum and hazardous substance delivery companies identify state delivery prohibition programs. This page identifies the type of program for each state and territory, and provides links to help users determine the applicable requirements in each state and territory.
Delivery prohibition programs prohibit product delivery to underground storage tanks that have one or more compliance violations, as determined by a state or territory. States and territories generally use one of two methods for identifying the delivery eligibility status of USTs:
- Red Tag Program
Delivery prohibition programs that physically identify USTs that are ineligible to receive product. The mechanisms are usually red tags, but the mechanisms and their colors can vary by state. The mechanisms are generally attached to the fill pipes of ineligible tanks. If an UST does not have a red tag, then the deliverer can assume that the tank is compliant and eligible for delivery.
- Green Tag Program
Delivery prohibition programs that physically identify USTs that are eligible to receive product. The mechanisms are usually green tags or permits, but the mechanisms and their colors can vary by state. The mechanisms are generally conspicuously displayed at the UST facility. If a green tag or permit is present, then the deliverer can assume the tank is compliant and eligible for delivery. The absence of a green tag or permit prohibits deliveries to the UST.
To access links to a state’s or territory’s UST program, please select a state or territory from the map or tabs below.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the original legislation that created the underground storage tank program. As directed by the Energy Policy Act, EPA in August 2006 published delivery prohibition grant guidelines. States receiving Subtitle I funding were required to meet the minimum requirements of the grant guidelines by August 8, 2007. Some states met the deadline; others are working to meet it.
Please note that inclusion of a state's delivery prohibition program on this page does not indicate an endorsement or approval of the state's program, and these programs do not necessarily meet the requirements of EPA's delivery prohibition grant guidelines.