Compatibility Considerations for Underground Storage Tank Systems

The Emerging Fuels Task Force developed this report as an update and replacement to the 2013 ASTSWMO Alternative Fuels Workgroup’s Compatibility of UST Systems with Biofuels report. This document serves as a resource for State and Territorial underground storage tank (UST) program staff, UST owners and operators, equipment manufacturers, and contractors and consultants for the evaluation of equipment compatibility pursuant with EPA’s compatibility requirement (40 CFR 280.32) specifically when storing motor fuels. The document includes information product and operational compatibility, properties of biofuel blends, and considerations for the storage of biofuel blends. Also included are several policy and technical resources, a template for creating a compatibility evaluation checklist for State programs, and a compilation of case summaries from several States.

An Analysis of UST System Infrastructure in Select States

In 2014, ASTSWMO formed the Aging Tanks Workgroup to examine issues related to aging UST systems and the potential impacts to owners, operators, and State UST programs. The Workgroup’s objective was to analyze whether aging UST infrastructure poses a higher risk of leaks, thus creating higher risks for State tank funds and private insurers and, ultimately, higher costs for tank owners/operators. The final report includes an analysis of UST system data from eight participating States as well as information on potential risk factors of fuel leaks, State policies and initiatives for mitigating risks of aging tanks, and State fund and financial insurance considerations.

An Analysis of UST System Infrastructure in Select States

In 2014, ASTSWMO formed the Aging Tanks Workgroup to examine issues related to aging UST systems and the potential impacts to owners, operators, and State UST programs. The Workgroup’s objective was to analyze whether aging UST infrastructure poses a higher risk of leaks, thus creating higher risks for State tank funds and private insurers and, ultimately, higher costs for tank owners/operators. The final report includes an analysis of UST system data from eight participating States as well as information on potential risk factors of fuel leaks, State policies and initiatives for mitigating risks of aging tanks, and State fund and financial insurance considerations.

State Approaches to Managing Institutional Controls and Ensuring Long-Term Protectiveness at LUST Sites

The document is the result of recent discussions at ASTSWMO meetings and an information request sent to all States, Territories, and the District of Columbia (States) that focused on how State tanks programs manage institutional controls and ensure long-term protectiveness of remedies at LUST sites. Included in the report are policies, tools, and practices from the 35 States that responded to the request for information, and brief summaries where applicable.

Lead Scavengers Survey Report

In 2013, the Tanks Subcommittee’s LUST Task Force requested information from all States and Territories to determine what activites the tanks programs are taking to identify and remediate the lead scavengers 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB) and 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2 DCA). Thirty-five States responded and the Task Force found that there continues to be great variation from State to State on how lead scavenger issues are addressed, which is summarized in this report.

Lust Trust Fund Fact Sheet 2014

The Tanks Subcommittee developed the fact sheet to summarize information, guidance, and budget information specific to the LUST Trust Fund. The Trust Fund provides federal funding to support the U.S. EPA’s, States’, Territories, and Tribal LUST prevention and response programs.
NOTE: A typo error in the original release stated that the LUST Trust Fund is financed by a “0.01 tax”. The LUST Trust Fund is financed by a 0.1 cent tax (10x $0.01). The Fact Sheet has been updated to correct this error.

Compendium of Emergency Response Actions at Underground Storage Tank Sites – Version 2

The LUST Task Force developed this compendium to present information on emergency response actions that have occurred in States across the country. UST programs across the country require reporting, initial abatement measures, and free product removal activities to occur immediately upon discovery of a release to protect human health and the environment. Updates to this compendium will be prepared periodically.