FAQs

How do I obtain a new UST permit to operate?

New owner of UST(s):The new owner/operator of an underground storage tank must notify Environmental Health (CUPA) within 30 days of the change of ownership. The notification is comprised of a set of forms. An inspector will visit the facility to conduct an initial inspection. When all of the forms have been reviewed and accepted; and the facility has been determined to be in compliance with UST laws and regulations, the district inspector will arrange for the issuance of the permit to operate.

New UST installation: After the final installation inspection, the inspector will review the required documents. If all of the documents have been received and the facility is in compliance with the UST laws and regulations, the district inspector will arrange for the issuance of the permit to operate.

UST Facilities to whom the permit to operate is NOT issued: Environmental Health (CUPA) issues an annual permit to operate to facilities that are in compliance with the UST laws and regulations. The permit may not be issued if a facility has outstanding violations. Owners and operators of sites that have not received the annual permit should refer to the previously issued inspection reports to determine what compliance issues remain outstanding. Corrective actions should be made to abate outstanding violations. If there are questions about the violations or actions needed to correct them, contact your district inspector. Once the facility returns to compliance with the UST laws and regulations, the district inspector will arrange for the permit to operate to be issued.

Modification and Installation Permit: For information regarding UST installation or modification requirements, please refer to the Plan Check and Repairs section.

Click here for the UST modifications guidance document.

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