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Underground Storage Tanks

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

The goal of Vermont's UST 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 also cause explosive vapors to seep into confined spaces and occupied dwellings. The Underground Storage Tank (UST) rules regulate the installation and operation of underground petroleum/chemical storage tanks (not including propane tanks), and they first came into effect in 1985.

The current UST Rules came into effect on October 26, 2020.

Testing of Sumps, Spill Containment, and Overfill Prevention Devices

Please note that testing of these components must be completed by September 1, 2020.

Read the article from the 2019 issue of UST Talk for more information.

More Information

UST End of Year Summary

Residential Home Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank Removal Guidance Brochure

Underground Storage Tank Inspection List for Permitted Tanks for Current Year

UST Newsletters