Underground Storage Tank Program and Its Implications

by Jey K. Jeyapalan, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA,
James B. Hutchison, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure


National concern over leaking underground tanks storing hazardous materials and wastes has resulted in the implementation of the 1984 Amendments of RCRA, which include the requirement of minimum technology standards for new designs. The purposes of this paper are to cover the current regulations governing UST (underground storage tanks), present details of the codes and standards used by the UST industry, and to indicate the procedures for performing analyses of underground tank-soil interaction problem using the state-of-the-art technology.

Subject Headings: Underground storage | Storage tanks | Hazardous materials | Waste storage | Leakage | Hazardous wastes | Standards and codes | Federal government

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