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The Administrative Services Section of the UST Branch is responsible for managing UST system registration and notification requirements, including changes in owner and operator. The Section also handles the invoicing and collection of annual registration fees.
The Compliance Section of the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Branch assists owners and operators with operational and maintenance requirements.
The Corrective Action Sections of the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Branch are charged with oversight of the assessment and remediation associated with a release into the environment from a regulated UST system.
The Claims and Payments Section of the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Branch administers the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund (PSTEAF), the Small Owners Tank Removal Account (SOTRA), payment for third-party claims, financial audits, eligible company and partnership certification, laboratory certification, and facility ranking.
Link to state and federal regulations and forms.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted final approval for Kentucky’s
Underground Storage Tank (UST) State Program Approval (SPA) application. Obtaining SPA allows Kentucky’s UST Program to operate in lieu of the Federal UST Program. Kentucky’s UST SPA became effective September 16, 2020.