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State UST Financial Assurance Funds

EPA allows UST owners and operators to comply with the federal financial responsibility regulation, which requires the ability to pay for cleanup or third-party liability compensation, in several ways. One option is UST owners and operators participate in a state UST financial assurance fund that provides all federally-required coverage. According to the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) State Fund Survey, since 2002 state UST financial assurance funds have paid approximately $10 billion to clean up leaking UST sites. Many states have various funds to clean up UST releases, but not all meet the federal financial responsibility regulation.

Status Of State UST Financial Assurance Funds

Active Fund Pays For
New And Past Releases
(35 states)
Fund Pays For
Past Releases Only
(5 states)
No Fund That Provides All
Federally-Required Coverage
(10 states, DC, and 5 territories)
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Wyoming
Arizona
Connecticut
Florida
Texas
Wisconsin
Alaska
Delaware
Hawaii
Iowa
Maryland
Michigan
New Jersey
Oregon
Washington
West Virginia


District of Columbia


American Samoa
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Guam
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

Oversight Of State UST Financial Assurance Funds

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