underground storage tank


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underground storage tank

A tank maintained below ground level and holding liquids, usually petrochemicals or waste.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers and regulates underground storage tanks unless there is an approved state or tribal program in place.The EPA maintains an excellent Web site (www.epa.gov/oust) with information about regulations, cleanup, assistance for development of abandoned gas stations,and links to all individual state programs and resources.

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The Navajo Nation Underground Storage Tank Act was passed by the Navajo Nation Council on October 29, 1998.
But the governor and Legislature need to amend the rules to ensure that the money collected for cleaning up after underground storage tanks is dedicated solely for that purpose, and doesn't leak into the general fund.
The Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act of 2005, part of this policy, contains amendments to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the original legislation that created the underground storage tank (UST) program.
The pilotproject, called USTfields, involves abandoned or under-used industrial and commercial properties with perceived or actual contamination from petroleum that has leaked from underground storage tanks (USTs).
So far this decade, states have reported over 371,000 confirmed releases from regulated underground storage tanks (approximately 60 percent of which affected local water quality).
The court's decision was based upon its interpretation of the Indiana Underground Storage Tank Act, which is itself modeled after the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
To help businesses cope with the costs, the 1989 Legislature passed a bill that provided some financial assistance to small businesses with underground storage tanks.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Underground Storage Tanks, and TN.
The Hawaii State Department of Health Underground Storage Tank (UST) Section has issued a Notice of Violation against Aloha Petroleum, Ltd.
Navy has agreed to pay a $32,800 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations and underground storage tank (UST) regulations at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story facility in Virginia Beach, Va.
LANCASTER - The town will receive a $2,200 state grant from the Department of Revenue for the removal of an underground storage tank that once fueled the Prescott, Tercentenary and Memorial buildings on the Town Green.
One of the first experiences that comes to mind that fully demonstrates Caran Properties' high level of customer service is a two-year project which Martha Goupit handled personally, involving an oil leak from an underground storage tank in an Upper West Side apartment," recalled Frankel.

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