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Underground Storage Tank

Mike Lamb

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I believe there is an UST in the back yard at this property. To the best of my knowledge, IL does not have standards dealing with UST so I assume the federal guidelines apply:

(b) To permanently close a tank, owners and operators must empty and clean it by removing all liquids and accumulated sludges. All tanks taken out of service permanently must also be either removed from the ground or filled with an inert solid material.

so I'm recommending someone make sure this is or was done.

Any comments?

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c= ... .7&idno=40

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Sounds good, but...

If there's no state requirement, individual municipalities might have their own abandoned UST ordinance. They might be more stringent than the fed guidelines. I always suggest they check with the local officials too.

Good idea. I just Googled Chicago requirements and they pretty much mirror the EPA.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/de ... tanks.html

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