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Underground Storage Tanks/Leaking Underground Tanks (UST/LUST)

installing underground storage tank
Installing Underground Storage Tank

Basic Information

If not properly maintained, underground storage tanks (USTs) can harm human health and the environment by leaking or allowing spills or overflows into soil and groundwater. The UST program prevents, detects, and cleans up releases from USTs containing petroleum or hazardous substances.

UST Program Priorities

The UST/LUST regulations (40 CFR Parts 280, 281 and 282) are authorized under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Office of Underground Storage Tanks


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