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Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984

42 U.S.C. § 6924 et seq.; 40 C.F.R. § 260.1 et seq. and 40 C.F.R. § 280.10et seq.

Underground storage tanks (USTs) and land-based disposal of hazardous substances are regulated under this law. Requires reporting of installation of tanks, suspected releases, and confirmed releases to authorities. Recordkeeping and insurance required.

 Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations, Final Rule, 80 Fed. Reg. 41565, July 15, 2015

Changes to the regulations include: Adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adding operator training requirements; adding periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems; addressing UST systems deferred in the 1988 UST regulation; adding new release prevention and detection technologies; updating codes of practice; making editorial corrections and technical amendments; and updating
state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes.


EPA web page on Regs pertaining to underground storage tanks

University of Delaware Underground Storage Tank Management Policy

Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems: Practical Help and Checklists, EPA, Feb. 2016 





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