Frequent Questions

Who is responsible for enforcement of cleaning up leaks from underground storage tanks?

The underground storage tank program is primarily implemented by states and territories. The first point of contact is the state or territorial regulatory agency with jurisdiction where the USTs are physically located. See state and territorial UST program offices for a list of contacts.  EPA UST program provides answers to a series of frequent questions about underground storage tanks. The questions and answers are not intended to be a substitute for the written underground storage tank regulations. Answers to technical questions can also be found in the UST Technical Compendium.

If you have a question that involves USTs in Indian Country, contact your EPA regional UST office. EPA has responsibility for, and authority over, USTs in Indian Country.

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