The History of UST Regulations

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The History of UST Regulations

For this episode Todd and Zia Tammami connect again, but this time Zia interviews Todd about the history of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Regulations.



Key Topics and Takeaways


  • Todd Explains how UST Regulations have Evolved over time
  • In the 1970’s and 80’s during an environmental awakening more regulations were developed to protect human health.
  • In 1983, an expose on 60 minutes brought underground storage tanks under more scutinty
  • To help with this, the EPA established the Motor Fuels Underground Storage Trust Fund, which meant that every time a gallon of gas was sold, a fraction of a penny was moved to the trust fund, which went towards helping clean up spills, protecting drinking water and the environment.
  • How the Automobile Industry is adapting


Links and Resources


UST Information via the EPA 

Todd Perry on LinkedIn 

Zia Tammami on LinkedIn 



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