Tank Removal & Closure (UST/LUST)

Leaking underground storage tanks.

LUSTs are regulated by the States, as authorized by the USEPA under Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) which allow states to govern assessment and clean up of LUST sites.

In 1986, Congress created the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund to address petroleum releases from federally regulated underground storage tanks (USTs) by amending Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act. In 2005, the Energy Policy Act expanded eligible uses of the Trust Fund to include certain leak prevention activities. The LUST Trust Fund provides money to: oversee cleanups of petroleum releases by responsible parties, enforce cleanups by recalcitrant parties, pay for cleanups at sites where the owner or operator is unknown, unwilling, or unable to respond, or which require emergency action, and conduct inspections and other release prevention activities.

EnvioNET has the expertise and professional resources to guide a client through the entire process of research, assessment and management of a LUST.

What we do:

  • Conduct risk assessments specific to USTs, LUSTs, and Aboveground Tanks (ASTs).
  • Assess, remove and close USTs / LUSTs.
  • Minimize out-of-pocket expenses for our CLIENTS through use of State reimbursement funds and reduce inconveniences to our CLIENTS by planning fieldwork and sampling activities at times least likely to impact business.
  • Work within the State regulations for win-win situations to “Close” LUST sites.
  • Utilize innovative technology and create cost-effective solutions to LUST problems.
  • Prepare reports and coordinate site closures with State personnel.