What Are My Reporting Responsibilities As An Owner Or Operator?
You need to report to the regulatory authority on the following occasions:
- When you install an UST, you have to fill out a notification form and submit it to your state or local regulatory agency. This form provides information about your UST, including a certification of correct installation. (You should have already used this form to identify your existing USTs. If you haven't done that yet, be sure you do so now.)
- You must report suspected releases to your state or local regulatory authority. If a release is confirmed, you must also report follow-up actions you plan or have taken to correct the damage caused by your UST.
- You must notify the regulatory authority 30 days before you permanently close your UST.
You should check with your regulatory authority about the particular reporting requirements in your area, including any additional or more stringent requirements than those noted above. A list of state UST contacts is provided for your convenience.