In compliance with the National Energy Policy Act requirements of 2005, the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has prepared this table summarizing the total number of active UST facilities across Massachusetts, the number of UST facilities inspected by MassDEP between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015, and the findings from those inspections. This table also summarizes the number of confirmed releases from USTs reported to MassDEP during the same period.
Massachusetts Summary of Information on Underground Storage Tanks (December 2015)
 
Federal Fiscal YearFFY 2014 (10/1/13-9/30/14)FFY 2015 (10/1/14-9/30/15)
Total Number of "Active" UST Facilities ("In-use" & "temporarily out of service" petroleum & hazardous substance USTs)3,8403,791
Total Number of "Active" UST Systems ("In-use" & "temporarily out of service" petroleum & hazardous substance USTs)11,00310,786
Number of Facilities Inspected677880
Percent Compliance*29%23%
Number of Confirmed Releases53 (Updated 12/21/15)43
 
Summary Information for Release Sources & Causes (10/1/14-9/30/15)
 
SourceCause
SpillOverfillCorrosionPhysical/
Mechanical Damage
Install ProblemOtherUnknownTotal
Tank

5

0

4

4

0

4

0

17

Piping

4

1

0

2

0

1

0

8

Dispenser

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

4

Submersible Turbine Pump

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

Delivery Problem

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Other

4

1

0

3

0

2

1

11

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

14

3

4

13

0

7

2

43


Note: To find facility-specific information, please use the UST Facility Search . For information about product releases/spills reported to MassDEP, Search for Waste Sites .

*Rate based on state inspection of a statistically significant number of UST facilities.

This page was last updated on February 16, 2016.