Upcoming Deadline for Underground Storage Tanks

February 21, 2017

Massachusetts Single-Wall Steel Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) Must Be Removed or Closed-In-Place by August 7, 2017

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UST Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) requires that single-wall steel underground storage tanks (USTs) be removed or permanently closed in place by August 7, 2017. MassDEP is exercising enforcement discretion if tanks are taken out of service by August 7, 2017 and planned for removal by July 1, 2018, if certain requirements are met.  

Click Here to see MassDEP requirements to extend the deadline.

GeoInsight’s team of experienced engineers can assist you in complying with this upcoming deadline by:

  • Identifying the feasibility of taking the USTs temporarily out-of-service and complying with the regulatory requirements.


  • Selecting a UST removal contractor to remove the old USTs, preparing UST closure documents, or close USTs in-place.

  • Evaluating environmental impacts and recommend options to address environmental liabilities.

Underground Storage Tank Removal

Our LSPs(Licensed Site professionals) can provide guidance through the complex maze of regulations with your best interests as our focus. We start with honest answers and a commitment to treat our clients' needs and resources as if they were our own and we have a proven track record of providing practical solutions to complex environmental problems.  

Have questions or need more guidance? 

Contact Kevin Trainer, C.P.G., P.G., L.S.P. at (978) 679-1600 or email kdtrainer@geoinc.com.