• Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund

    The Massachusetts Underground Storage Tank Program (UST Program) was established to administer the Massachusetts Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund (Fund) which was created in in 1991 pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 21J. The purpose of M.G.L. c.21J is to prevent the need for environmental cleanup actions and to expedite environmental cleanup actions by providing partial reimbursement to owners or operators of UST systems for costs, expenses and other obligations incurred as a result of releases of petroleum products from UST systems. The UST Program also allows for reimbursement for any claims for bodily injury, property damage, and damage to natural resources which are assessed against an owner or operator of a UST system... More
  • Cities and Towns Municipal Grants Program

    The Cities and Towns Municipal Grants Program was also established in 1991 pursuant to MGL c21J and MGL c148 s37A. The purpose is to provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to local jurisdictions for costs they incur in removing and/or replacing underground storage tanks. Cities and towns must first remove and/or replace a tank at their own expense, then file a grant with the program for reimbursement. To date, the program has awarded nearly $9.4 million to governmental bodies. Grant application forms can be found on the UST Forms page... Learn more about the program
  • What's New

    Public Hearing for Regulation Revisions

    The UST Program regulations 503 CMR 2.00, 3.00, and 4.00 have proposed revisions pending.  A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, at 2:00 pm at DOR’s office at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA.  Please check back for any changes to the date or time of the public hearing.  The proposed revised regulations, including a redline-strikeout version, can be found by clicking on the following links:  

    Proposed 503 CMR 2.00  docx format of Proposed 503 CMR 2.00
Redlined Version of Proposed 503 CMR 2.00  docx format of Redlined Version of Proposed 503 CMR 2.00
    Proposed 503 CMR 3.00  docx format of Proposed 503 CMR 3.00
Redlined Version of Proposed 503 CMR 3.00  docx format of Redlined Version of Proposed 503 CMR 3.00
    Proposed 503 CMR 4.00  docx format of Proposed 503 CMR 4.00
Redlined Version of Proposed 503 CMR 4.00  docx format of Redlined Version of Proposed 503 CMR 4.00

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