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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. § 280.10 et 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.

Extended Comment Period until April 16, 2012 on 76 Fed. Reg. 71708. EPA webpage includes summary of rule.

Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations--Revisions to Existing Requirements and New Requirements for Secondary Containment and Operator Training; Proposed Rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71708, Nov. 18, 2011

The EPA is proposing revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations to increase emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment. Among other items, the proposed rule adds secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adds operator training requirements for UST system owners and operators; adds periodic operations and maintenance requirements for UST systems; and updates codes of practice and updates state program approval requirements to incorporate the proposed changes.See the summary of proposed changes, and the comparison of existing and proposed regulations.




EPA web page on Regs pertaining to underground storage tanks


University of Chicago Safety Manual for Underground Storage Tank Management Program


CCR updated CFR links 6/16/15