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Underground Storage Tanks

Reference Number: MTAS-605
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: June 02, 2017
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Cities with underground storage tanks for petroleum must comply with state and federal monitoring and replacement requirements. The state Underground Storage Tanks and Solid Waste Disposal Control Board oversees enforcement of the state program and collects tank fees to pay for the program. The program establishes limits of financial responsibility for cleanup and third-party claims. There also are certain restrictions and deadlines that must be met for reimbursement to be made from the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund. Failure to meet these restrictions and deadlines could make a city ineligible for reimbursement for a release of pollutants. T.C.A. § 68-215-101 et seq.