• 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

    Board Approves New Policies for the Collection and Presentation of Data for Petroleum-Contaminated Soil and for the Reimbursement of Disposal Costs for Petroleum Product –"Impacted" Soils

    On March 30, 2017, the UST Board approved a new policy that presents guidance on collecting data to support costs for the characterization, management, and disposal of Petroleum-Product contaminated soil. The purpose of this policy is to provide an acceptable framework for collecting and submitting documentation that demonstrates that soil excavated and disposed of as part of a Response Action is eligible for reimbursement.  In addition, on April 27, 2017, the UST Board approved a policy to partially extend reimbursement benefits for disposal costs of soils “impacted” by Petroleum Products. The full text of the policy can be found on the UST Policies webpage. See what else is new with UST