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Therron Blatter, Manager.

Therron Blatter, Manager

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Phone: 801-536-4100
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Underground Storage Tank Branch

Underground Storage Tank Program

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 2014 Tank Tip

A shear valve, located under each dispenser, is designed to close and stop product flow during a fire or when a dispenser is knocked over by a vehicle.  UST Owners and Operators should be aware of that: 

If you have questions, call your DERR project manager at 801-536-4100

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Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program

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Introduction of Ethanol Blended Fuel (E10) Into Utah's Fuel Supply

As part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the U.S. Congress put into place the requirement for increases in the amount of bio fuel (usually ethanol) that must be mixed with gasoline sold in the United States. In response to this requirement, Chevron and other refineries began to produce and sell gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10) in Utah.