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.
- Cleanup Standards: When remediating a site with a leaking tank, the site must meet certain cleanup standards.
- Voluntary Remediation Action Program (VRAP): VRAP assists entities that voluntarily seek to cleanup sites with leaking tanks.
- Forms, Guidance, and Public Documents: These documents assist regulated entities and individuals understand and comply with District law related to LUSTs.