Division of Waste Management
New Underground Storage Tank Regulations

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 07, 2011  
Contact Information:  Lori R. Terry, 502-564-5981  

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management has promulgated new underground storage tank regulations.

The amendments to 401 KAR Chapter 42 became effective upon the adjournment of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment on the afternoon of Oct. 6, 2011. All aspects of the underground storage tank program will be impacted, as the amendments were designed to accomplish the following:

·         Incorporate changes in response to the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005

·         Streamline the reimbursement process

·         Expedite corrective action activities

The amended underground storage tank regulations can be accessed on the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s website at http://www.lrc.ky.gov.

The upcoming UST Quarterly, the newsletter of the Underground Storage Tank Branch, will contain detailed information on the recent regulation amendments. To receive this upcoming issue, subscribe to the UST Quarterly by emailing Virginia Lewis at virginia.lewis@ky.gov.

  For more information, contact Lori R. Terry by calling 502-564-5981, ext. 4779 or e-mailing lori.terry@ky.gov. Visit the branch’s website at http://waste.ky.gov/ust for more information.