Underground Storage Tank Program

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 recoverable.

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 Program and register their tanks. The UST facility 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 to on-line reports for download. Reports can be downloaded and viewed on-line or printed from the following links. Note that the UST reports are very large.

For more information or questions concerning the UST/LUST database contact Reuben Panchol by e-mail or e-mail the UST Program Inbox at ndust@nd.gov.

Codification and Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Underground Storage Tank Program in North Dakota
Date posted: November 29, 2019

2022 Memo to UST Contractors - UST Rules Clarification

2024 Memo to UST Contractors - UST Testing Requirements

UST Online Services

Definitions For The UST Facility, LUST Facility And UST Tank Lists

UST Facility List. Format - choose from the "Export" drop down menu icon.

LUST Facility List. Format - choose from the "Export" drop down menu icon.

UST Tank List Download

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 Dispensing Sites

North Dakota Insurance Department - Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund