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

Site Cleanup Status Review– Pilot Program

On January 31, 2019 the UST Board adopted the Site Cleanup Status Review – Pilot Program policy. Under this policy and upon request by the Board, a facility Owner must submit to the Board (via the Site Cleanup Status Review Subcommittee) a summary report generally presenting the current status of the cleanup and present a schedule and cost to complete (i.e. achieve a Permanent Solution). Following a review of the status report, the Owner and its LSP and consultants may be required to appear before a Site Cleanup Status Review Subcommittee to discuss the report. New task codes have been created to reimburse the Owner for the costs incurred to prepare the report and to attend the meeting (Task Codes 2.23.1 and 2.23.2). Please see recent revisions to the Appendix 3 – Reimbursement Fee Schedule for the new task codes and instructions. Please also refer to the UST Policies webpage to review and download the Site Cleanup Status Review – Pilot Program policy. 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 617-626-3121
  • 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.

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