Effective January 2, 2015, new Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations (310 CMR 80.00) address the registration, installation, operation, maintenance, closure and inspection of UST systems used to store petroleum fuels and hazardous substances. The new MassDEP rules replace DFS regulations at 527 CMR 9.00, which were rescinded on January 1, 2015. Although fundamentals of the program remain the same, the new regulations do contain some important new requirements for UST Owner/Operators. Learn more…
News & Updates
- MassDEP Underground Storage Tank Enforcement Discretion Directive: Testing at Installation
Through June 1, 2017, MassDEP will not enforce the requirement that piping be tested before regulated substance is put in the tank.
- Delay of New UST Forms Rollout - April 2015
Until the new MassDEP online underground storage tank (UST) data management system is available, UST owner/operators and third-party inspectors should continue using the existing FP-290, FP-290R and FP-289 forms to meet their registration, removal/closure, status change and inspection submittal requirements.
- MassDEP Underground Storage Tank (UST) Forms
Register underground storage tanks with MassDEP, notify the agency of changes in their status, and report the results of third-party inspections.
Regulations, Policies & Compliance
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations & Policies
Environmental and fire prevention regulations that apply to the use and storage of gasoline and other motor fuels, the installation and operation of underground storage tanks, and the cleanup of oil and hazardous material releases.
- Frequently Asked Questions: 310 CMR 80.00
Learn more about the requirements of the new MassDEP regulations.
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program Compliance Information
Learn about UST registration, third-party inspections, compliance deadlines and more.
- Underground Storage Tank Query Tool
Check to be sure that the information MassDEP has on file for your UST(s) is accurate and up to date.
- Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Certification Program
All UST system owners/operators were required to designate at least one certified Class A, B and C Operator for each tank system by August 8, 2012
- List of Massachusetts UST System Operators - June 11, 2015
All individuals who have passed their Class A, B or A/B Operator exams. This list is updated frequently. There are additional requirements for being certified. See: 310 CMR 80.02(7)&(8)
Third-Party Inspections & Inspectors
- Third-Party Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspection Program
All UST system owners/operators had until August 8, 2010, to have their systems inspected by MassDEP-approved Third-Party Inspectors (TPIs). Inspections need to be repeated every three years.
- Massachusetts UST Facilities' Next Third-Party Inspection Due Dates - June 15, 2015 file size 2MB
This list is updated frequently. NOTE: Facilities are listed in ID Number order, but may be sorted by name, location, etc. in MS Excel. TPI reports are due 14 days after inspections are completed.
- MassDEP Third-Party UST Inspector List - December 2014
This list is updated periodically.
Other Helpful Links
- Report an Environmental Emergency
Instructions for notifying MassDEP of a UST leak or release of fuel, oil or hazardous materials.
- Department of Revenue UST Program Online Service Center
Learn about the Petroleum Product Cleanup (21J) Fund and the Cities and Towns Municipal Grants Program.
- Background Information: Massachusetts Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program Transition
Responsibility for administering the tank registration and compliance inspection provisions was transferred from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) to MassDEP in July 2009.