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Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems: Practical Help and Checklists

This publication incorporates the 2015 UST requirements.

(EPA-510-K-16-001). February 2016.

This manual contains brief summaries of the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements for operation and maintenance (O&M), as well as practical help that goes beyond the requirements. Checklists prompt the user to look closely at what kinds of equipment are in use and how to keep that equipment working properly over the lifetime of the UST system. The manual provides recordkeeping forms that also help the UST owner and operator keep equipment operating properly. Owners and operators of UST systems will find this manual contains checklists and information that will help them properly operate and maintain their USTs. State and EPA UST inspectors can use the manual and its checklists to help educate UST owners and operators and encourage their compliance with the UST requirements.

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