Tanks

About

The Tanks Subcommittee includes four Task Forces that manage the inspection of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) which typically contain petroleum products; provide oversight for the remediation any leaks or spills from these USTs; and administer financial assurance funds that are offered to the owners and operators of USTs. The members also provide comments on federal policies and rulemaking and work directly with both federal officials at U.S. EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) and officials of the State and Territorial UST programs.

 

Underground Storage Tank Task Force

Chair: John Olko (NJ)

The UST TF’s mission is to represent the interests of State and Territorial programs whose primary responsibility is the environmental regulation of State and Federally regulated USTs. These programs work in concert with U.S. EPA to ensure that owners and operators are in compliance with leak prevention, leak detection and financial responsibility requirements and, by so doing, reduce the impact of UST releases on human health and the environment. The Task Force serves as a liaison between State and Territorial UST Programs and the U.S. EPA and provides a forum for sharing information and ideas among State regulatory officials.

 

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Task Force

Chair: Dorothy Malaier (AL)

The LUST TF represents the unique concerns of State LUST Programs responsible for oversight, investigation, and remediation of releases of controlled substances from USTs. The LUST Task Force recognizes the important role of State LUST Programs in protecting human health and the environment through reducing exposure risk to contamination from UST releases. The Task Force will serve as a liaison between State and Territorial LUST Programs and the U.S. EPA, and act as a clearinghouse for distributing technical information and ideas among State LUST regulatory officials.

 

State Fund – Financial Responsibility Task Force

Chair: David Chambers (NE)

The mission of the State Fund – Financial Responsibility (SF-FR) TF is to identify important issues affecting State petroleum cleanup and/or liability financial assurance trust funds for USTs, to create a forum for the State officials who manage them to communicate and share related information and experiences, to interact and communicate with officials at the U.S. EPA on issues pertaining to its regulation and oversight of State petroleum UST programs, and to work together to achieve our mutual goals.

 

Emerging Fuels Task Force

Chair: Tara Rosie (AZ)

The mission of the Emerging Fuels TF is to assist the States’ and Territories’ UST programs by providing resources and information related to managing the storage and releases of new fuels that are in use or in development.