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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.

Tank Tip

September 2016 Tank Tip:

Steel tanks, piping and piping flex connectors all need to be protected from corrosion. One method to protect steel in the ground is an impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system. Many ICCP systems in Utah were installed more than 20 years ago. An ICCP system uses a rectifier and anodes buried near the steel part of the tank system to prevent the tank system from corroding. Recently, the DERR has been notified that some of these ICCP systems have stopped working or are not providing enough protection for the tank system. In most cases, the 20 plus year old anodes were failing.

The DERR recommends when tank owners perform their monthly B operator inspection, that they carefully ensure:

  • The rectifier is still working,
  • The readings for current (amps) or voltage have not changed. Small changes to the amps or volts are generally acceptable but larger changes may indicate a problem.

If you notice a problem, contact your cathodic protection tester. A steel tank without proper corrosion protection can lead to a petroleum release.

UST Compliance Section

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program

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Theron Blatter

Therron Blatter, Manager

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P.O. Box 144840
Salt Lake City, Utah

Phone: 801-536-4100
Fax: 801-359-8853

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