UST State Lead Corrective Action Program

Under the State Lead Corrective Action Program, Underground Storage Tank (UST) owners, operators and property owners can apply to have ADEQ manage the hiring and overseeing of qualified professionals needed to perform investigative and cleanup actions in response to a release.1

Participation requires permission from the current property owner to conduct the work. If the UST owner or operator does not have the funding to pay for corrective actions, they may enter a financial hardship settlement with ADEQ. If the property owner does not have funding to pay for corrective actions, ADEQ has a lien on the property.2

Application Information

Applications may be prioritized based on site-specific criteria related to risk and available financial resources in the UST revolving fund that have been allocated for this purpose. Application process steps:

  1. Applicant completes and submits the State Lead Program application for corrective action | Download Application >
  2. ADEQ reviews the application and contacts the applicant if any further information or clarification is required. 
  3. ADEQ notifies the applicant once the application is approved, explains next project steps and keeps the applicant informed throughout the corrective action process until the release is closed.