Underground Storage Tanks

Important Notice
In order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, our offices in Montpelier are not open to the public, and all staff members of the UST Program are working remotely.
All UST Program staff members are reachable by their regular phone numbers and by email.   We realize that closing our office will cause some inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping the UST Program operating as best we can.

Please contact anyone of the UST Staff with questions

UST Enforcement Guidance during Stay Home Stay Safe order

ANR website for a complete list of Enforcement Guidance

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. 

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rules (Effective 10/26/2020) 

Please review the article on testing these componenets from the 2019 Spring issue of UST Talk.

UST End of Year Summary 

Residential Home Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank Removal Guidance Brochure

2020 Underground Storage Tank Inspection List for Permitted Tanks 
Due to the Conronavirus, underground storage tank compliance inspections, which had been scheduled to start in late March, have been postponed.
If a facility is due for a 3-year UST compliance inspection, the inspection will be postponed until our operations are back to normal.  

UST Talk Newsletter 2020

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704