Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) are a significant source of environmental contamination and may pose the following threats to human health and safety: fire and explosion; inhalation of dangerous vapors; contamination of soil and groundwater; contamination of drinking water; and contamination of streams, rivers, and lakes. These threats are minimized when responsible parties respond quickly and efficiently after a tank release. For more information, see An Introduction to Leaking Underground Storage Tanks.

The Leaking UST Section oversees the remedial activities after a release from an UST has been reported to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Leaking UST Section staff review the technical adequacy of plans, reports, and budgets. This includes the development and evaluation of the appropriate remediation objectives for each site. Once the site has met its remediation objectives and program requirements, the Illinois EPA issues a No Further Remediation Letter for the leaking UST incident.

The manager of the Leaking UST Section is Greg Dunn. 

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Illinois EPA is actively processing payment of claims for work completed under the Illinois Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program. Currently, Illinois EPA is not able to update the Payment Priority List. However, to view the status of your claim, please visit the Office of the Comptroller at https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/vendors/ and follow the directions on the screen. Please note, you will need the Vendor TIN (FEIN or Social Security Number) and name of the Vendor to complete the request. If you have additional questions, after reviewing the status on the Comptroller’s website, please feel free to contact our fiscal office at 217-782-3250.

*In accordance with 35 Ill. Adm. Code 734.605(b), a complete application for payment must include an affidavit signed by each subcontractor that performed an activity for which costs are sought for payment from the UST Fund. The completed affidavit must be signed by an authorized agent of the subcontractor, subscribed and sworn before a notary public. The affidavit is included in the application for payment forms.

**In accordance with 35 Ill. Adm. Code 734.605(b), a complete application for payment must include a quarterly report of workforce participation.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Section
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276
Phone: 217-524-3300
Fax # 217-782-9308