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Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

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Welcome to the Underground Storage Tank Program (UST Program) of the Los Angeles Regional Board's web page. The UST deals with leaking fuel tanks. There may be other constituents of concern in the effected area, but the materials must be primarily fuels related for the case to be handled directly by UST. Most frequently, the leaks are associated with the common neighborhood gasoline service stations.

The UST Program is carried out exclusively by the Underground Tanks Section under the management of Yue Rong. The Section is divided into three Units, closely following the geographical boundary of the watershed in the Regional Board's jurisdiction: The Los Angeles River Watershed Unit, the San Gabriel River Watershed Unit, and the Los Angeles/Ventura Coastal Unit.

The Los Angeles Watershed Unit does include the Los Angeles River Watershed and the coastal area associated with the Los Angeles River. It also includes the Palos Verde Peninsula portion of the coastal area. This Unit is under the direction of Yi Lu (213) 576-6695

The San Gabriel Watershed Unit does include the San Gabriel River Watershed and the Port of Long Beach. The Unit is under the direction of Gregg Kwey (213) 576-6702

The Los Angeles/Ventura Coastal Unit does include the coastal areas north from Ventura County to the Los Angeles County in the south. It also deals with the Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether problems in the groundwater that impacted City of Santa Monica drinking water program. The Unit is under the direction of Weixing Tong (213) 576-6715

UST Program Activities

There is a variety of information contained under the UST Program web site. The one that may prove most useful to many people involved in the industry is our Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) database. We are currently tracking our LUST cases online together with the other eight Regional Boards throughout the state. Our data is available to the public and can be accessed through the following link: http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/. If you have any questions regarding to our LUST database, please contact Nhan Bao at (213) 576-6703.

UST Program Activities