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Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program

Oregon's Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program is part of the Department's Land Quality Division. The LUST Program handles issues related to cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination from spills and releases from regulated underground storage tanks, contractors working on cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination at LUST sites and enforcement of state and federal LUST rules.

Cleanup Training Seminars

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality conducted three cleanup training seminars in October 2012 focusing primarily on petroleum cleanup. Each session covered the following topics:

  • Updates and effective use of risk-based decision-making guidance
  • Vapor intrusion refresher
  • Prospective purchaser agreement guidance update
  • Quality assurance project plans updates, tanks and brownfields
  • Case studies

Videos of the training are available on Vimeo at:

General Program Information

Leaking UST Information Packet

Guidance Publications

  • UST Cleanup Manual

Invoicing for Cleanup Program Costs

Investigating Potential Insurance Assets for Contaminated UST Cleanup Sites

Petroleum-Contaminated Soil - Approved Oregon Disposal Sites List

Permit Requirements for UST Cleanup Sites

Recovery Act Final Performance Report 2011 PDF

Risk-Based Decision Making for the Remediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Sites

UST Cleanup Contractor Cleanup Day

UST/LUST Program Statistics

LUST Cleanup Laws and Regulations

Copies of these laws and rules are available by clicking the Laws and Regulations link at the top of this page.

  • Oregon Revised Statute
    • ORS Chapter 465 - Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials I
      Sections 465.200 to 465.455 and 465.900
    • ORS Chapter 466 - Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials II
      Sections 466.706 to 466.845, 466.994 and 466.995
  • Federal Law - Subtitle I of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    Regulation of Underground Storage Tanks
  • Oregon Administrative Rules
    • Division 12 - Enforcement Procedures and Civil Penalties
    • Division 122 - Hazardous Substance Remedial Action Rules
      Cleanup Rules for Leaking Petroleum UST Systems OAR 340-122-0205 to 340-122-0360
  • Regulations and Guidance
  • Other State Agencies with applicable laws and rules

If you are an existing or potential contractor and have questions like:

  • What are the current requirements for contractors working on USTs?
  • What are the service provider license renewal requirements?
  • Where can I obtain copies of the laws and rules on licensing UST service providers and supervisors?
  • What are the licensing requirements for becoming an UST supervisor?
  • Where can I take the exam to become an UST supervisor?

Additional information from databases and mapping applications

  • Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Cleanup Site Database
    Search this database for sites that have reported releases from petroleum-containing underground storage tanks, including residential heating oil tanks, regulated tanks at gas stations and other commercial facilities, and non-regulated tanks.
  • Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI)
    View a list of past and present contaminated sites and cleanup projects for your selected area. Site Summary Reports are available for each site.
  • Facility Profiler
    A location-based way to find out about DEQ activity in your neighborhood. It identifies past and present permit holders and contains information about sites that may have been contaminated by past operations.
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For more information about DEQ's Land Quality programs, visit the DEQ contact page.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

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