Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
Underground Storage Tank Program
EPA's Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) regulates underground storage tank (UST) systems and provides for cleanup of leaking USTs. In 1984 Congress directed the U.S. EPA to develop regulatory requirements to address the threat to groundwater from leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs). EPA developed and is implementing regulations which guide UST owners and operators to take appropriate measures to prevent releases, detect releases early should they occur, and clean up releases when they do occur. The federal regulations that went into effect in December 1988, delegated UST regulatory authority to approved state programs. States with approved programs operate in lieu of the federal regulations. From the program's beginning, Region 1 supported its state partners and helped them achieve approval to run their own state UST programs, and between 1991 and 1995 all six states received approval. As a result, Region 1 and its state partners have made significant progress in protecting New England's groundwater by ensuring that more than 83,000 substandard USTs are no longer actively used. However, significant work remains to ensure that the remaining 30,000 active USTs are operated properly and do not contaminate soil and groundwater. If you are interested in obtaining information regarding state requirements for USTs, the following are links to the UST Regulatory, LUST Cleanup and State Fund Programs in New England.
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U.S. EPA - New England
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: [insert from table below]
Boston, MA 02109-3912
|EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks Program Contacts|
|Office of Site Remediation and Restoration||James T. Owens, Director||-1201||OSRR07email@example.com|
|Office of Site Remediation and Restoration||Nancy Barmakian, Deputy Director||-1202||OSRR07firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Remediation and Restoration II Branch||Mary Sanderson, Chief||-1381||OSRR07email@example.com|
|RCRA Hazardous Waste Management and UST Section||Beth Deabay||-1081||OSRR07firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Regional Program Manager||Stuart Gray||-1302||OSRR07email@example.com|
|New Hampshire||Susan Hanamoto||-1219||OSRR07firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rhode Island||Shri Parikh||-1558||OSRR07email@example.com|
|Reporting, Information, Grants||Andrea Beland||-1313||OSRR01firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Regional Counsel||Jeff Fowley||-1094||ORA18email@example.com|
State Website Links
- UST Regulatory Program
- LUST Cleanup Program
- State Fund Program
- Press Releases
Information pertaining to national program priorities, technical requirements, publications, etc., is available on OUSTs website.