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Underground Storage Tanks

Reference Number: MTAS-605

 

Underground Storage Tanks
Cities with underground storage tanks for petroleum must comply with state and federal monitoring and replacement requirements. The state Underground Storage Tank (UST) Board oversees enforcement of the state program and collects tank fees to pay for the program. The program establishes limits of financial responsibility for cleanup and third-party claims and establishes a voluntary registry for owners of an interest in a petroleum site. There also are certain restrictions and deadlines that must be met for reimbursement to be made from the UST fund. Failure to meet these restrictions and deadlines could make a city ineligible for reimbursement for a release of pollutants.  T.C.A. §§ 68-215-101–130.