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 re0leases 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

Annual Tank Fee Billing – New Billing Cycle

The UST Program has changed its annual billing cycle for the Annual Tank Fee.  Rather than issuing the invoices in May, beginning in 2018, the Annual Tank Fee bills will be issued at the beginning of the new fiscal year (i.e. during the first or second week of July). Read more
See 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

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.

      Electronic submissions of the claim form Appendix 4A must be sent to dorust@dor.state.ma.us.

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