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.

Development and Implementation of State Tanks Core Programs

The Tanks Subcommittee and the Core Report Workgroup developed this document to provide a detailed picture on the costs of operating and maintaining the State underground storage tank programs. ASTSWMO requested that all States provide data on the dollars spent on personnel, outreach, supplies, inspections, cleanup oversight, and other necessary costs associated with operating the programs. The data was compiled and analyzed to show how different States are utilizing both federal and State funds, and how expected budget cuts could impact the State UST programs.

LUST Task Force and Tanks Subcommittee Comments on the Draft U.S. EPA “Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites”

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Tanks Subcommittee, through the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Task Force, is providing the following comments to the April 2013 draft guidance titled, “Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites-External Draft Review.”

Guide to Tank Insurance

If you own or operate a UST, you must show that you have the financial resources to clean up a site if a release from your tank occurs and to pay compensation to third parties for damage to their property or for personal injury. This Guide provides information on tank insurance, including definitions and resources, regulatory requirements, types of insurance, and reporting requirements.

Operator Training Resource Guide and Spreadsheet

The ASTSWMO UST Task Force has developed the Operator Training Resource Guide as an information tool for States and Territories, as well as operators. It contains core information on each State UST operator training program such as the method States choose to conduct operator training, limitations imposed, how training programs and trainers are approved, and the name, phone number, and program website for each State/Territory operator training program. The UST Task Force will conduct periodic updates in order to keep the Guide up to date with new or revised information.

Operator Training Resource Guide
Operator Training Spreadsheet
Operator Training Spreadsheet (separated by decision points, 12 pages)