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through the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Task Force, is providing the following comments to the April 2013 draft guidance titled, “Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites-External Draft Review.”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)