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EPA’s New UST Regulation: What Does This Mean To You?

EPA has published new guidelines for the proper operation of Underground Storage Tank equipment.

Federal regulations tightening some requirements for Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) will go into effect on October 13, 2015. According to the EPA the changes aim to “strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment. The revisions will help prevent and detect UST releases, which are a leading source of groundwater contamination. The revisions will also help ensure all USTs in the United States, including those in Indian country, meet the same minimum standards.”

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