The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program works with owners and operators of
underground storage tanks to ensure that the compliance, leak
detection, new installations, upgrades and tank closures are
completed in accordance with North Dakota's Underground Storage Tank
Rules. The rules are available on our website or purchasable from
the Division Of Waste Management.
The UST program also works with leaking underground
storage tanks (LUST). The LUST program uses Federal funds to
conduct investigations and remediation activities at LUST sites
where the owner/operator is unable or unwilling to pay for these
activities. The funds used in LUST contracts are cost
When owners and operators of
underground storage tanks show a history of violations and refusal to comply
with North Dakota's Underground Storage Tank
Rules enforcement will be escalated to notification and the placement of a
physical tag on tank fill pipes. This tag will inform suppliers of the
illegality of placing product into the tank.
The UST Program maintains a UST registry. Owners/operators of
tanks regulated under the UST program are required to notify the Division and
register their tanks. The UST list does not distinguish between Aboveground
(AST) or Underground Storage Tank systems. The UST Proram also maintains a LUST
registry. The LUST registry includes any site which has had a reported release.
The registries are compiled in a database
and can be viewed on-line. Reports are available in the following formats: Excel,
Adobe and Word, but Excel or Adobe are recommended (fastest). Reports provide ownership, addresses,
location, status et cetera. The reports can be downloaded and viewed
on-line or printed from the following links. Note that the UST database is very
large. For more information or questions
concerning the UST/LUST database contact Carl Ness by
UST List. Format - choose from the "Export" drop down menu icon.
LUST List. Format - choose from the "Export" drop down menu icon.
Underground Storage Tank Program Publications
The following links are gateways to useful tank related information:
Environmental Protection Agency -
Underground Storage Tanks
Environmental Protection Agency - Reporting Requirements - Oil Spills
North Dakota Fire
Marshall - Aboveground Fuel Storage Tank Pre-Installation Application For Fuel
Insurance Department - Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund