Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program

Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Manual

Link to the September 2012 LUFT Manual - Updated December 2015

The California Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Guidance Manual (CA LUFT Manual, Manual) is intended to assist stakeholders involved in the California State Water Resources Control Board Underground Storage Tank (UST) Cleanup Program to meet the Program’s main objective of protecting human health, safety, and the environment from petroleum products and/or petroleum additives which have leaked from USTs and/or their associated systems.

The Manual provides guidance to stakeholders and to assist them in making informed decisions regarding the investigation and cleanup of unauthorized releases of fuels from USTs in the State of California. The Manual is designed to guide its users towards solutions for fuel-impacted sites; its contents intended to be user-friendly and "state of the science."

Historic Links
September 2012 LUFT Manual
October 1989 LUFT Manual