Underground storage tank (UST) owners/operators in a number of western and mid-western states are under deadline to test their fuel systems in 2021. While some don’t need to complete the testing until October, other deadlines are coming up this spring and summer – not far off when considering how many fuel systems need to be tested.
The testing requirements focus on the parts of tank systems most likely to leak or to fail, so a delay could result in not identifying and addressing releases for years. The longer a leak goes unchecked, the more damage it does to the environment and the more costly the cleanup.
Below is a list of the states and their regulatory agencies’ testing requirements for 2021.