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Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

EPA Study on the Effectiveness of UST Insurance as a Financial Responsibility (FR) Mechanism

(EPA-510-R-11-005). December 2011.

EPA undertook a study to assess the effectiveness of underground storage tank (UST) insurance as a financial responsibility mechanism, as well as to more broadly examine whether the current UST insurance structure provides owners and operators with the financial assurance EPA originally intended. This document summarizes the results of the study, identifies certain areas of concerns, and discusses potential next steps.

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