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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.

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The class B operator is the backbone of the UST facility and ensures the proper operation of the tank system. Class B operators are responsible for ensuring:

  • Completion and recording of monthly operator inspections,
  • UST release detection is performed monthly and documented,
  • Alarms and unusual operating conditions are investigated and resolutions documented,
  • Suspected releases are reported to the DERR within 24 hours,
  • Spill and overfill prevention and corrosion protection are working properly, and
  • C-operators are trained and on-site during business hours.

In addition to these routine duties, the class B operator or designated individual must be on-site during inspections with the DERR inspectors. If you have any questions about the role of a class B operator, contact your DERR project manager at (801) 536-4100.

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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