Monday, July 9, 2012

EPA Releases 2011 Annual Report on Federal UST Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released its 2011 Annual Report on the Federal UST Program. The report highlights several major accomplishments - nearly a 71% compliance rate nationwide, and under 6,000 confirmed releases across the country, beating the goal by more than 2,500.

The report provides analysis that the good results are due in large part to more frequent and regular inspections, and heightened enforcement of UST regulations. The report also gives updates on implementation of the Federal Energy Act, as well as revisions to UST regulations (40 CFR part 280).

You can read the report here. We encourage everyone to take a look (promise - it's a short read) and come back here to share your comments.

We're thrilled to see such high compliance rates, and as always are happy to serve as a resource to any owner, operator, or service provider that has questions on best practices for site compliance.

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