Underground Storage Tank Program (UST)

Learn about the Underground Storage Tank Program (UST) administered by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR).

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). The Fund 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
  • 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. 
Learn more about the program  

What's New

Introducing Automatic Renewal of COCs

For Certificates of Compliance expiring on or after January 1, 2019, the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program is providing a new feature to allow for the automatic renewal of the facility Certificate of Compliance (COC) for eligible facilities and owners.  If the facility qualifies, you will not have to file a COC renewal application and the COC will be automatically renewed and issued on the date that the current COC expires. Read moreSee what else is new with UST.

UST Contact Information

MA Department of Revenue

  • UST Program
    100 Cambridge Street
    Boston, MA 02114
  • Phone: 617-626-2600
    Fax 617-626-2619
  • E-mail: dorust@dor.state.ma.us

US Mail (only) address:

  • MA Department of Revenue
    UST Program
    PO Box 9563
    100 Cambridge Street
    Boston, MA 02114-9563

      All other delivery services use our location as an address.

      Additional Resources for UST Contact Information

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