The revisions to the EPA’s UST regulations will be published in the Federal Register soon. You can read the regulations as they will appear in the Federal Register by clicking here. These revisions have necessitated some changes to EPA forms and publications. Please note that these are draft versions and final versions will follow the official Federal Register publication.
- The EPA has released a new version of its Notification for Underground Storage Tanks form, updated June 2015. If you use this form (rather than a state-specific form) to notify your state regulatory agency about a UST installation or change, you will need to start using this form once the revised regulations have been published.
- The EPA has also revised its Notification of Ownership Change for Underground Storage Tanks form.
- The EPA has updated Musts for USTs to incorporate the revised UST regulations.
The revised UST regulations will also bring changes to the state program approval (SPA) process. States which currently have SPA have three years from the effective date of the new rules to reapply for SPA status. Owners/operators in states and territories without SPA will need to meet the federal requirements according to the schedule in the revised regulations and continue to meet their state’s/territory’s requirements. Owners/operators in Indian country should follow the compliance schedule in the revised regulations.