Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program

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UST State Lead Corrective Action Program

The State Lead Corrective Action Program helps leaking UST owners, operators and property owners with hiring and managing an environmental professional and/or paying cleanup costs.

Under this program, applicants are assigned an ADEQ project manager who works closely with them to conduct cleanup, and ADEQ takes care of the hiring and oversight of qualified environmental professionals.

If you are a UST owner or operator, you may also request a financial need evaluation and your ability to pay will determine your shared costs. Property owners who are not also the UST owner or operator are encouraged to contact ADEQ to discuss options.

Application Process

  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.

If you have questions about how to apply, please use the contact information in the sidebar.