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Underground Storage Tank Stage I & II Enforcement Discretion Directive

December 31, 2014 (comments: 0)

The new Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations at 310 CMR 80.00, the new Stage I vapor recovery
regulations at 310 CMR 7.24(3) and the revised Stage II vapor recovery regulations at 310 CMR 7.24(6)
will go into effect on January 2, 2015. MassDEP’s UST regulations will replace the Department of Fire
Services (DFS) UST regulations at 527 CMR 9.00, which will be rescinded on January 1, 2015.
To assist Owners and Operators to maintain compliance under the new regulations, MassDEP will
exercise enforcement discretion until April 30, 2015 regarding the new UST and Stage I regulations
(see details below). During this time, MassDEP will hold trainings for Owners, Operators and ThirdParty
Inspectors on the new requirements and provide outreach and compliance assistance to the
regulated community. A schedule of workshops, meetings, and guidance has been posted on
MassDEP’s website at