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Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Guidelines for Tailoring Community Engagement Activities to Circumstances at Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Sites

The appropriate level of community engagement at leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites is dependent on the circumstances at the site including, but not limited to, site location; severity of the release; impact to the drinking water supply; community interest or concern; or impact to the environment. States should assess the situation at their sites early in the assessment process to determine if site conditions necessitate additional communication with stakeholders. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed guidelines to help states determine when enhanced community engagement is warranted.

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