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Division of Waste Management
Underground Storage Tank Branch

Operational Compliance

Kentucky Tank Operator Online Learning System
Find information on UST operator training and Kentucky's free operator training courses.

Electronically Submit UST Reports, Tests and Payments
We have made doing business with the Commonwealth easier by creating options for electronically submitting items to the UST Branch.

List of UST Facilities Without a Designated Compliance Manager

Additional Compliance Help
Find additional compliance assistance information.

The old adage of "an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure" is particularly relevant to underground storage tank (UST) systems. It is much easier and less costly to exercise responsible UST management practices and prevent releases before they happen. Maintaining operational compliance through release detection, corrosion protection, overfill and spill prevention, and performing routine line and tightness tests are critical aspects of leak prevention.

The Compliance Section of the UST Branch assists owners and operators with operational and maintenance requirements, oversees the UST Technical Compliance Inspection (TCI) Program and provides regulatory expertise to owners, operators and professionals.

UST systems (tanks and piping) are required to have leak detection, spill and overfill prevention, corrosion protection
and financial responsibility. USTs that do not meet these minimum requirements must be permanently closed.
Only contractors certified through the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office can perform installation, repairs or closures of UST systems. For more information regarding certification contact the State Fire Marshal's Office at 502-573-1702.


To report a release or suspected release call the Environmental Response Branch.