LUSTLine informs state, territorial, tribal, and federal regulators, as well as other UST stakeholders and the public. The publication covers technical and regulatory aspects of UST compliance and release prevention, LUST cleanup, financial responsibility, and other pertinent topics.

With support from EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks, NEIWPCC has been publishing LUSTLine since 1985. The newsletter has become the publication of record for UST matters nationwide. LUSTLine is a product of NEIWPCC. It is produced through cooperative agreements (US-8350701 and 83950601) between NEIWPCC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. LUSTLine is issued as a communication service for the Subtitle I RCRA Hazardous & Solid Waste Amendments rule promulgation process.

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Issue #92

Tale of the Terrifying Tank

This story could be a Russian epic: “All happy tanks are alike, but every unhappy tank is different in its own way.”

It could be an adventure: “Have fun storming the tank pit!”

This tale is rooted in science and philosophy, as the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few.

ITRC Petroleum Hydrocarbon Workshop

Since 2014, the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) has published three technical guidance documents to address hydrocarbon-impacted sites.

Lessons Learned: Takeaways for UST Inspectors from Washington's Unprecedented Flooding Event

Lessons Learned: Takeaways for UST Inspectors from Washington’s Unprecedented Flooding Event

Alpine Service Station. Federal contractors properly destroying groundwater monitoring wells at a Stalled LUST Case Initiative site in Alpine, CA (October 2019). Proper destruction of site groundwater monitoring wells is often the last step in completing a LUST cleanup. Wells left in place can serve as conduits for groundwater contamination.

California Stalled LUST Case Initiative Turns 5

Map of America where there is work towards environmental protection through undergrounds storage tanks

The Underground Storage Tanks Program…Working Towards Environmental Protection for All Communities

ESG Photo

Risk Mitigation Tracked Through ESG Reporting