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January 19, 2015 (comments: 0)

MassDEP Issues New Underground Storage Tank Rules: 310 CMR 80.00

On January 2, 2015, MassDEP adopted a new Underground Storage Tank Regulation (“UST”, 310 CMR
80.00) that addresses design/construction/installation, registration, operation, maintenance and inspection of
UST systems used to store petroleum fuels and hazardous substances. These new rules have been
developed to implement M.G.L. c 21O, which was established by Section 7 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2009.
This law also transferred regulation of most aspects of the Commonwealth’s UST Program from the
Department of Fire Services (DFS) to MassDEP. The new regulation maintains the basic requirements
established by DFS’s regulation (527 CMR 9.00, which was rescinded on January 1, 2015) and by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. MassDEP has also updated and streamlined requirements designed to
protect groundwater from UST system leaks.

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December 31, 2014 (comments: 0)

Underground Storage Tank Stage I & II Enforcement Discretion Directive

Underground Storage Tank (UST)/Stage I & II Enforcement Discretion Directive 

MassDEP is giving the regulated community 120 days to learn about and implement the new requirements before the agency begins actively enforcing most provisions. This "grace period" runs through April 30, 2015.

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April 27, 2012 (comments: 0)

MassDEP Discussion Draft of UST Regulations Available

The MassDEP has been provided a Discussion Draft of the UST Regulations to the UST Stakeholder Group.  The MassDEP hopes to officially propose these regulations but at this time, they are available for review, comments and discussion.  The MassDEP released a UST Vision Statement dated February 7, 2012. 

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