North Carolina - Underground Storage Tank Guidelines and Important Links

Posted on: Jun 19, 2018

From the North Carolina Environmental Quality website:  The Underground Storage Tank Section manages the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program, the Non-UST releases program (including petroleum aboveground storage tank (AST) releases and other petroleum releases), and the Ex Situ Petroleum Contaminated Soil Remediation Permit program The section issues permits, collects annual fees and handles requests for information for regulated and/or commercial underground storage tanks. The section ensures compliance with all relevant state and federal laws, policies, rules and regulations by assisting owners and operators in complying with operational standards (leak detection, spill and overfill prevention, etc.). This section also oversees the permanent closure activities of UST systems and corrective actions required to address spills and releases from USTs. This section also oversees the administration of several trust funds for the reimbursement of cleanup costs associated with underground storage tank releases. 

The Underground Storage Tank Section consists of three branches.

Helpful links:

In addition, download the latest public information document (May 2, 2018) here: NC Public Info Sessions Slides 2018

Flood Preparation Information
The guide will help prepare for, prevent or lessen the catastrophic effects and environmental harm that could occur as a result of flooded UST systems as well as help return these UST systems to service as soon as possible.

Before a Flood, What Should Owners and Operators Do?

After a Flood, What Should Owners and Operators Do?

U.S. EPA's Underground Storage Tank Flood Guide, EPA 510-R-10-002, November 2010

Other useful information can be obtained on EPA's web page:

Natural Disasters and Underground Storage Tanks