Utah Division of Environmental Response
Underground Storage Tank Branch
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.
October 2014 Tank Tip
Facilities with containment sumps located at either the tank or dispenser that cannot pass a hydrostatic tightness test, will increase a facility’s risk value and reduce any potential rebates that could be received from a facility’s annual through-put fee. Generally sumps fail a hydrostatic test because:
- cracks or small holes exist on the sides and bottom of the sump; or,
- the angle of the piping or electrical conduit entering the sump exceeds the limits of movement for sump entry boots; or,
- the sump entry boots are weathered and cracked or broken.
Talk with your maintenance provider or state tank program representative, often low cost repairs are available at a fraction of the cost to break concrete or asphalt and replace a sump. View before and after pictures of repaired equipment.
If you have questions, call your DERR project manager at 801-536-4100
- Certification Study Guides and Reference Material
- Certified UST Contractors
- Contractor Certification Program
- Contacts for UST Questions
- Newsletter: Utah Tank News
- One Time Drop of Fuel for Tank and Line Testing
- Tank Fees Summary
- Useful UST Forms
- UST/LUST Lists
- UST Issues E-mail Alerts Sign Up
- UST Owner/Operator Training and Registration Program
- More ...
- Accessing the Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Fund
- Remediation and Abatement
- Reporting a Release From Underground Storage Tanks (Spills)
- Online Form for Reporting Spills
- More ...
No Certificate of Compliance
Facilities that do not have an active Certificate of Compliance and are ineligible to receive deliveries of fuel. Updated daily.
Currently sites with the highest priority assessment are inspected more frequently. See how upgrades to your facility will effect its assessment.
PST Fund Financial Viability Study
A financial viability study of the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund.
PST Loan Fund
Funds are available for loans to eligible owners and operators for upgrading, replacing, or closing USTs.
Red Tag Program
Starting in 2013 large red "delivery prohibition" tags will be placed on tanks that are not eligible to receive fuel deliveries
Summary Information on USTs
Utah's summary information; required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Grant Guidelines. Updated November 4, 2013.
UST Certification Program Online Applications and Payments
Submit applications and payments online for Sampler, Consultant, Installer, Remover, and Tester Certification and A/B Operator Registration.
UST Compliance Report
Utah's government owned; required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Grant Guidelines.
UST Issues E-mail Alerts Sign Up
Be personally notified when important issues arise concerning Underground Storage Tank owners, operators, and contractors.
Utah Tank News
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.