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Are Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) A Way To Avoid Regulation?

No. But, some underground storage tank (UST) owners or operators mistakenly think they can avoid environmental and safety requirements by changing to aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). However, ASTs are subject to both federal regulations and state/local regulations. Before choosing an AST option, UST owners and operators should keep the following in mind:

In addition to regulatory considerations, there are also some other factors you may want to consider. The Steel Tank Institute (STI) has developed a slide show which may assist you in further evaluating this option. Exit EPA DisclaimerVisit STI’s AST/UST Slide Show on the Internet.

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