Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (APST)

Due to legislation passed in the 2021 session, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) began regulating Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (APSTs) on May 5, 2021. What is a regulated APST? A petroleum storage tank greater than 500 gallons and meets one or both of the following: If …

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Guidance Documents/References:
LUST Program

CAP Guide (249 KB) CAP MNA (295 KB) Cost Guidelines Fillable Forms (748 KB) Labor Categories, Qualifications, and Task Descriptions (211 KB) PST Eligibility Application (79 KB) Screening Levels (85 KB) SIR Guide (247 KB) Standard levels of effort (918 KB) Utah Corrective Action Document – Tier 2 Document (1.5 MB) Utah Petroleum Storage Tank …

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Proposed Changes to R311,
Underground Storage Tank Rules

The Board and the Director of the DERR are tasked with making rules and administering the UST program. Several years ago, as legislation regarding the PST Fund was under consideration by the legislature, the Division received direction from the Legislature to review the Environmental Assurance Program reimbursement process. In 2018, the Division conducted an internal …

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Rules & Regulations: UST & LUST

40CFR Part 280 – EPA Federal rules and regulations governing underground storage tanks. Utah Administrative Code R311 State of Utah’s rules governing underground storage tanks (397 KB). Utah UST Act A state statute that allows for regulation of petroleum storage tanks within the state of Utah and allows us to implement the Federal UST Program.

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Forms: UST & LUST

Compliance/Notification EPA Notification Form (283 KB) Closure Plan Form (102 KB) Temporary Closure Plan Form (60 KB) Closure Notice Form (98 KB) Install Notification Form (99 KB) Operator Inspection Form (92 KB) Certificate of Compliance Packet (113 KB) ISLs (14 KB) Change of Ownership Form (101 KB) AST Notification Form (964 KB) Testing Forms ATG …

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UST Compliance

Certificate of Compliance How to obtain a Certificate of Compliance for your underground storage tanks. Closing USTs How to close underground storage tanks in Utah. How to prepare for Inspections What you need to do to have a successful UST compliance inspection in Utah. Installing USTs How to install underground storage tanks in Utah. Lists …

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UST Program Contacts

Find who to contact with your UST and LUST questions. UST Compliance Section Gary Harris gaharris@utah.gov State Assignment Map (647 KB) (385) 251-1756 Zach Moore zmoore@utah.gov State Assignment Map (647 KB) (385) 251-5263 Melissa Ottley mottley@utah.gov State Assignment Map (647 KB) Salt Lake Assignment Map (69 KB) (385) 251-0937 DeAnn Rasmussen darasmussen@utah.gov State Assignment Map …

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Above Ground Storage Tanks
Permit Wizard

Above Ground Storage Tanks are typically regulated by local fire departments. Cleanup of petroleum spills may be handled through the State’s Underground Tank Program. Additionally, permitting of tanks may be required through the State’s air quality program. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence …

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Underground Storage Tank Contractor Certification
Permit Wizard

The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of …

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Initial Underground Storage Tank Contractor Certification
Permit Wizard

The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of …

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Underground Storage Tank Contractor Recertification
Permit Wizard

The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of …

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Underground Storage Tank Owner/Operator Training & Registration
Permit Wizard

Owning and operating an underground storage tank has several requirements to be performed prior to installation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of age (includes sole proprietor doing business under an assumed …

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Requirements for Installing New Underground Storage Tanks
Permit Wizard

To meet the Operator Training requirement of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, each UST facility shall have UST facility operators that are trained and registered with DERR/UST. Each facility shall have three classes of operators: A, B, and C. When installing a new tank there is a requirement to notify the Utah Division of …

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Petroleum Storage Tank Programs Related Topics
Permit Wizard

Information on Tank registration Fees, PST Fund Fees, and Alternative Mechanisms Fees Underground Storage Tanks Tank Fees Underground Storage Tank Operator Training End of the Storage Tank Section Next Up? Drinking Water You have completed the Petroleum Storage Tank Programs section of the Permit Wizard process. If you have not received an answer to all …

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Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
Permit Wizard

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, 1986) implemented two chemical reporting programs for emergency planning and “community right-to-know” reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals: Hazardous chemical inventory reporting Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) EPCRA uses several standards defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to establish reporting thresholds …

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Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination Certification
Permit Wizard

In response to clandestine drug labs and the growing concern over the nature of potential health effects associated with residual methamphetamine in the environment, the Utah State Legislature passed the Illegal Drug Operations Site Reporting and Decontamination Act during the 2004 General Session. The Act was subsequently amended during the 2008 General Session to change …

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