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Underground Storage Tank Branch

The Utah State Underground Storage Tank program is a regulatory branch of the Department of Environmental Quality. Its primary goal is to protect human health and the environment from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs). The UST staff oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and Federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Get more details.

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October 2016 Tank Tip:

Proposed Changes to R311, Utah Underground Storage Tank Rules.

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) is proposing amendments to the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) rules to incorporate by reference new Federal UST regulations that became effective on October 13, 2015, make changes to the Utah rules to administer the Federal regulations, simplify the Utah rules, and remove rule wording that is redundant or no longer applies.

TheDERR web site,

Proposed changes to R311, Utah Underground Storage Tank Rules, has a summary of the proposed changes and links to a downloadable document that contains the text of the changes, the new Federal UST regulations, a revised monthly operator inspection form, and other related documents.

On September 8, 2016, the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board approved the proposed rule changes for publication and public comment. The public comment period begins on October 1, 2016, and ends on October 31, 2016. The DERR web site has information on the public hearing that will be held to receive comments, and contains instructions for submitting comments in writing or by email. If you have questions concerning the proposed changes, please contact Gary Astin at (801) 536-4103 or, or Doug Hansen at (801) 536-4454 or

UST Compliance Section

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program

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Therron Blatter, Manager

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Phone: 801-536-4100
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