Monday, June 22, 2015

EPA releases long-awaited updated UST regulations

The long-awaited update to the Federal EPA Underground Storage Tank Regulation was released today.  These revisions are the first updates to the federal requirements since they were first implemented 27 years ago, in 1988.

The EPA says the purpose of the updates are to increase emphasis on proper operation and maintenance of UST equipment and to further help prevent and detect UST releases – a leading source of groundwater contamination. An additional objective is to ensure all USTs in the US, including those in Indian country, meet the same standards.

Here are links to key web pages and documents on the EPA Office of Underground Storage Tank (OUST) website:

Comparison of the 2015 regulations and the original 1988 regulations

2015 Update to EPA overview document Musts for USTs

Home page with overview and links to all related documents currently available

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