EPA is proposing a whole series of new inspection and testing requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs).  By expanding the types of UST systems covered under the rules, EPA is  proposing to extend application of all UST regulations to entities not previously regulated, such as hospitals and universities.

EPA first promulgated regulation governing underground storage

One of the issues that can complicate a clean up is if multiple environmental regulatory programs apply to the site.  Even the same type of contamination may be required to be addressed under different programs and different processes.

A prime example of this issue in Ohio is the disconnect between Ohio’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP)