FREE RESOURCE: Understanding EPA’s Revised UST Regulations

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After 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new regulations for underground storage tanks (USTs). Expanding on the 1988 regulations, the new regulations aim to curb releases of petroleum and hazardous substances into the environment.
The EPA estimates that 6,000 UST releases are discovered annually. To minimize these releases, the revisions focus directly on ensuring proper operation and maintenance of UST equipment as well as emphasizing the importance of operator training.