Underground Storage Tanks
The Environmental Protection Agency created the Office of Underground Storage Tanks in 1985. The Federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations disseminated in 1986. The State UST regulations disseminated July 9, 2991. Georgia is a delegated state for UST regulation. An underground storage tank is defined as “any one or combination of tanks (including underground pipes connected thereto) that is used to contain an accumulation of regulated substances, and the volume of which (including the volume of the underground pipes connected thereto) is 10% or more beneath the surface of the ground.
Georgia Southern and Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) work together to manage our underground storage tanks. Should you have questions about any underground storage tank on campus, please contact the EHS office.
Last updated: 5/3/2018