What Are The Responsibilities Of An UST Owner Or Operator?
All federally regulated USTs must:
- Be registered with the appropriate regulatory authority, and
- Meet leak detection requirements
In addition owners and operators must:
- Meet financial responsibility requirements,
- Perform a site check and corrective action in response to leaks, spills and overfills,
- Follow regulatory rules during installation of new tanks and closure of existing tanks,
- Maintain records as required, and
- Have periodic checks performed on corrosion protection and leak detection systems.
UST owners and operators need to contact their state or local agency that implements the UST program to receive specific information on requirements for their tanks. If the tanks are located in Indian Country, then you should contact the EPA Regional Office.
EPA's regulations concerning USTs are contained in 40 CFR Part 280, 40 CFR Part 281 and 40 CFR Parts 282.50-282.105. The regulations are divided into three sections: technical requirements, financial responsibility requirements, and state program approval objectives.