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Underground Storage Tank Branch

The Utah State Underground Storage Tank program is a regulatory branch of the Department of Environmental Quality. Its primary goal is to protect human health and the environment from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs). The UST staff oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and Federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Get more details.

Tank Tip

March 2017 Tank Tip:

The new State UST rules went into effect on January 1, 2017. These rules require annual testing or inspection of automatic tank gauges (ATGs). In addition, overfill prevention devices, spill buckets, and containment sumps used for piping interstitial leak detection must be tested or inspected every three years. The initial testing or inspection of these components must be completed by October 13, 2018 for the UST to remain in compliance. Do not wait to have this work done because, in the State of Utah:

  • There are approximately 4,000 tanks,
  • Each tank may need 3-4 components inspected or tested (over 12,000 components) in the next 18 months.
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UST Compliance Section

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program

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Theron Blatter

Therron Blatter, Manager

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 144840
Salt Lake City, Utah

Phone: (801) 536-4100
Fax: (801) 359-8853

24 Hour Phone Number
For Environmental Incidents
(801) 536-4123


Multi Agency
State Office Building
195 North 1950 West
(First Floor)
Salt Lake City, Utah



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