Attention: APST Regulation Begins July 2021
The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) began regulating Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (APSTs) starting July 1, 2021.
News and Announcements
The Utah State Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program is a branch of the Department of Environmental Quality. The primary goal of the UST Program is to protect human health and the environment from leaking underground storage tanks (LUST). The UST staff oversees: UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and Federal regulations concerning UST release prevention and remediation.
As a result of a federal mandate, the State of Utah amended the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act in 1986 which established the Utah UST Program. In 1989, the Underground Storage Tank Act was enacted; it details the duties and responsibilities of the Director of the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR), the Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board, and the Utah UST Program Authority. The act established the Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Fund and provides certain requirements for UST owners and operators.
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Public Information Regarding Changes to R311
The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) is proposing changes to R311, the Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) rules and adding rules for Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (APSTs). Due to legislation passed in the 2021 legislative session (Senate Bill SB-40, Storage Tanks Amendments), the DERR began regulating certain types of aboveground storage tanks as defined by
SB40. The bill addresses the regulation of storage tanks, both APSTs and underground storage tanks (USTs) and requires the DERR to write rules to implement portions of the APST requirements created by SB40.
The DERR has spent the last year formulating these proposed rules. On May 12, 2022, the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board approved the proposed changes for initial publication and public comment. The comment period on the proposed rule changes will run from Wednesday, June 1, 2022 until Thursday, June 30, 2022. Additional information on the public comment
process can be found through the following link.
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June 2021 Tank Tip
New Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) will begin regulating Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks (APSTs) starting July 1, 2021. See more information on what APSTs are regulated, responsibilities of owners and operators of regulated APSTs, and key dates (1.73 MB).
Also, beginning May 5th, 2021, all regulated APSTs will be required to submit a closure plan for any closures, upgrades, line replacements, etc. Releases from regulated APSTs will now be regulated by the DERR and the UST reporting requirements and cleanup standards will apply.
If you have questions about APST regulations, please call the UST Compliance Section at (801) 536-4100
- Previous Tank Tips (1 MB)
- Accessing the Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Fund
- Newsletter: Utah Tank News
- PST Fund Financial Viability Study (1.16 MB)
A financial viability study of the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund.
- Reporting a Release From Underground Storage Tanks (Spills)
- Reporting Spills
- Summary Information on USTs (7 KB)
Utah’s summary information; required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Grant Guidelines. Updated November 16, 2021.
- UST and LUST Files
A stepwise search of records that are available electronically. Not all UST/LUST records are currently available. (Disclaimer)
- Tank Fees: Summary | Payment
Pay fees online, plus information on registration, PST Fund, Red Tag, and other tank fees.
- UST Compliance Report (212.86 KB)
Utah’s government owned; required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Grant Guidelines.
- UST Issues Email Alerts Sign Up
Be personally notified when important issues arise concerning Underground Storage Tank owners, operators, and contractors.
- UST Priority Assessment Tool
Currently, sites with the highest priority assessment are inspected more frequently. See how upgrades to your facility will affect its assessment.