Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
The regulation of Underground Storage Tank (UST) was created in 1985 to regulate the installation and operation of underground petroleum/chemical storage tanks (does not include propane tanks) The goal of the Program is to protect human health and the environment by preventing releases of liquid petroleum and hazardous substances from storage tank systems. The release of these regulated products into the environment threatens groundwater resources and can cause explosive vapors to seep into confined spaces and occupied dwellings.
Current UST rules affective date 10/26/2020
Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs)
Regulation of ASTs by the Agency of Natural Resources began in 2011 as a way to try and reduce the number of releases from ASTs (mostly home heating tanks). Reducing the number of releases reduces the threat and impact of petroleum products on human health and the environment, and also helps limit liability for cleanup of uninsured releases to the Petroleum Cleanup Fund.
Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Rules (Effective 8/15/2017)
TO REPORT A RELEASE
Go to the Spills Management page https://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/spills