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Underground Storage Tank Program

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Public Notice - Comment on Period on the District's Underground Storage Tanks Program Approval
The EPA published simultaneously a Proposed Rule and a Direct Final Rule. The 30-day public comment period is open from  January 27, 2022 through February 27, 2022. Read More >>

The following position has been posted to the DCHR career website:

Environmental Protection Specialist, CS – 0028-12  Job ID -15870 (1 position).  This position is located in the Environmental Services Administration, Toxic Substances Division, Underground Storage Tanks Branch.  The position is listed as “open to the public” and has a closing date of February 7, 2022.  Those interested in this position should click on the link and search Job ID – 15870. Read more and apply >>

Through storage tank regulation, licensing, and enforcement, the Underground Storage Tank (UST) branch’s services protects human health and the environment from the adverse effects of petroleum, petroleum-related products and hazardous materials from USTs in the District of Columbia. This branch is organized into two programs: Underground Storage Tanks (UST) and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST).

Underground Storage Tanks- This program oversees the installation of new tanks, and the operation, maintenance, and closure of existing tanks.

  • Forms, Guidance, and Public Documents: These documents help regulated entities and individuals understand and comply with District law related to USTs.
  • Operator Training: UST operators in the District must take DOEE-approved training, which can be found here. Additionally, this link provides guidance for delivery training provider requirements and required training for Class A, B, and C Operators.
  • Certifying UST Contractors: Individuals and businesses that perform underground storage tank removal, installation, testing, closure, and related work must be certified by DOEE.

Leaking Underground Storage Tanks- This program manages the cleanup of areas impacted by leaking tanks, ensuring that risks to human health and the environment are reduced and eliminated.

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