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30th Anniversary of the Underground Storage Tank Program

Nov. 8, 2014 marked 30 years since Congress created the national underground storage tank program. In 1985 the Oregon Legislature decided to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement the UST Program in the state. EPA and its state partners work to prevent releases, detect leaks early and clean up leaks when they do occur. To view a summary of the UST Program accomplishments over the past 30 years, see Quick Facts on Underground Storage Tanks: U.S. and Oregon, 1984 to 2014.

Oregon's Underground Storage Tank Program is part of the DEQ's Operations Division. The UST Program handles issues related to tank registration and operating certificates; installation, operation and removal of USTs; cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination from petroleum leaks; training of system operators; financial liability protection for future leaks, licensing of contractors working on USTs and enforcement of state UST rules.

Salem UST Inspector Moved to Eugene

UST inspector Herrington Rose has moved his office location to Eugene. His new mailing address is:

165 East 7th Avenue, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
NEW desk phone: 541-686-7517
SAME mobile phone: 503-576-9301

Herrington will continue to inspect UST facilities in Lane, Marion, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Polk and Lincoln counties.

General Program Information

Underground Storage Tank Forms

Decommissioning, modification, repair and replacement, and temporary closure forms

Modifying ownership or address information

Operator training documentation

Registering existing, previously unregistered tanks

Registering rew tanks

Note: An Air Contaminant Discharge Permit is required for most UST facilities dispensing gasoline. To learn if your gasoline dispensing facility requires an ACDP, please visit the following page:

Requesting  a new permittee UST technical assistance inspection

Return UST to active operation after temporary closure or when permit has been suspended or revoked

UST Service Provider and Supervisor Forms

UST Compliance Laws and Regulations

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

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?
  • Please proceed to the UST Service Provider and Supervisor Web page.
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
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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