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About Underground Storage Tanks


Program Information

In support of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Underground Storage Tank Management Program, EPA Region compliance and enforcement personnel will be conducting underground storage tank (UST) compliance inspections throughout Georgia in 2013. This is to ensure that all UST facilities are inspected for compliance at least every 3 years. All facilities will be notified prior to any upcoming inspections. Please refer to the following links in preparation for those inspections:

Should you have any questions, please contact Wendell Tomes, Georgia State Coordinator, at (404) 562-8251 or at tomes.wendell@epa.gov


ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING SPECIFIC UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK SITES OR FACILITIES, EXISTING OR HISTORICAL, SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE STATE WHERE THE SITE IS LOCATED.

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The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program, authorized under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), works to prevent the release of petroleum and other products stored in underground tanks. Such releases are the number one source of contamination of ground waters in the United States. Region 4 UST Program efforts include providing technical assistance and outreach, conducting compliance and enforcement, and building State capacity to allow delegation of regulatory responsibility. The Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program works with States and Tribes to clean up known releases from USTs using a federal trust fund, as well as State insurance and cleanup funds.

Pursuant to RCRA, 9005 USTs Program is responsible for the eight State area including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Some of the major responsibilities of the Region 4 UST Program are UST Program oversight, technical assistance and funding support. In addition, Region 4 is directly responsible for implementing the Federal Underground Storage Tank Program in Indian country within our eight State area and for implementing the Hazardous Substance Underground Storage Tank Program in Tennessee. PDF (5 pp, 90.86K) The individual states are responsible for day-to-day implementation of the Federal and State UST Programs in all other cases.

We welcome you to browse through our pages, using the Program Information box on the right hand side of your screen. If you would like additional information on Region 4's UST Programs, please visit our UST Staff/Programs page for a listing of who might be able to assist you.


To facilitate locating relevant information (and prevent duplication) we have provided LINKS to other sources of information including the EPA's National Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST).  Here, the reader will find information on the Federal laws and regulations, or information on UST cleanups or UST operation.  Additional LINKS provided on this page will take the reader to available training opportunities and State UST program contacts.

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We are located at:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960
(404) 562-8452
Fax: (404) 562-8439
Toll Free Info: 1-800-241-1754
TTY Number: (404) 562-8339

 

Training Opportunities:

Under contract to EPA, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commision (NEIWPCC) maintains a list of training opportunities.  There may also be other opportunities available on the various State Websites.


Basic inspector online training:

http://www.neiwpcc.org

http://www.trainex.org


EPA Region 4 has created a video toolkit to assist local government officials, tank owners and tank operators in managing their underground storage tanks (USTs) and help them identify and correct problems that arise during the operation of their tanks and equipment. It consists of both instructional videos and an electronic library containing helpful information resources.

UST Video Toolkit

 

For information about the contents of this page please contact Linda Williams


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