Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Environmental Response and Remediation
2021 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) works to prevent environmental contamination and restore land to beneficial use by partnering with communities and industry.  DERR’s programs provide a wide variety of cleanup and environmental response services.   DERR Responsibilities include: Managing the state’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Brownfields programs, services that facilitate the cleanup …

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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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Proposed Changes to R311,
Underground Storage Tank Rules

Due to legislation passed in the 2021 session, Senate Bill SB-40, Storage Tanks Amendments, the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) began regulating specific types of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (APSTs). The bill was approved by the House and Senate in the General Legislative Session 2021 and signed by Governor Cox on March 16, …

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Rules & Regulations: UST & LUST

40CFR Part 280 – EPA Federal rules and regulations governing underground storage tanks. Utah Administrative Code R311 Updated Utah Underground Storage Tank Rules (9/13/2021) 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

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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PST Branch Contacts

Find who to contact with your PST and LPST questions. Release Prevention and Compliance Section Environmental Assurance Program Cleanup Section Remedial Assistance Cleanup Section

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Above Ground Storage Tanks
Permit Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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 Guide

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

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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