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Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Guidelines for Tennessee Hazardous Waste Substance Underground Storage Tanks

Tennessee Hazardous Substance UST System Operator Training Requirements

Through an April 24, 2000 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservations (TDEC), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is responsible for the verification of operational compliance of regulated hazardous substance underground storage tanks (USTs) in the State of Tennessee. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) has mandated that all regulated USTs storing regulated products be inspected at a minimum of every three years, and with the new federal UST regulations implemented on October 13, 2015, all designated UST operators must be trained and certified by October 13, 2018. For the most part, the regulations for hazardous substance and petroleum USTs are the same; however, there are some differences, particularly in notification requirements in Tennessee.

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