New Issue of UST Quarterly Now Available

The most recent issue of the UST Quarterly is now available for download at The UST Quarterly is focused on aiding underground storage tank (UST) owners, operators, contractors and companies with timely information regarding the regulatory aspects of owning and managing USTs and the cleanup of UST-related contamination.

Articles in this issue include:

  • Update: Kentucky UST Operator Training – UST internal policy analyst Virginia Lewis provides a breakdown on the two types of required UST operator training as described in regulations. Beginning on Page 1, read details about what to expect, who must receive training, and how revised deadlines will be established and communicated.
  • Cleaning Up UST ReleasesWho hires the environmental consultant? – This is one of the most important steps in successfully cleaning up UST releases and, yet, it is a responsibility that can often become misunderstood over time or through UST ownership changes. Find the answer to this question and additional helpful information on Page 1.
  • Notice on Task Rates– Formulated task rates for some common analyses were not addressed in regulations. This notice provides important clarification for these analyses and reimbursement rates. See the details of this notice on Page 3.
  • Future of UST Cleanup Funds – The enacted state budget, the 2012-2014 Budget of the Commonwealth, outlines anticipated operating expenses for the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund (PSTEAF). On Page 3, learn how to access the budget online, about budget basics, and how to find additional information regarding PSTEAF claims and payments.
  • Double-Walled Spill Bucket: Hydrostatic or Vacuum Test?– This has been a commonly asked question since the October 2011 changes in UST regulations regarding double-walled spill buckets. On Page 4, Brian Osterman answers this UST compliance question and discusses why manufacturers recommend one test over the other.