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UST / LUST News and Events

News Releases

6/24/2019 EPA-OUST Issues Compliance Advisory - Reminder of Compatibility Requirements

6/1/2019 DNR NEWS: Flood Impact to UST Systems, Testing Deadline for Proposed Regulations, Compliance Inspection Tips

3/1/2019 EPA-OUST Issues Compliance Advisory - Periodic Testing for Spill Prevention Equipment, Containment Sumps, and Overfill Prevention Equipment

04/2017 – Voluntary Recall of OPW hose swivels manufactured/distributed from 2013 to early 2017.  The potential danger is failure of the swivel causing separation.  This could potentially lead to an open hose situation leading to a fuel spill, potential environmental and fire hazard.  If the swivel fails, there is no “automatic shutoff” in any system that will recognize the swivel failure to shut down the flow of product. 

The arrangement that OPW agreed to with the Consumer Protection Agency is to offer free parts replacements of the swivels, however any costs associated with installation is not covered by this recall. OPW stated that continual use of the existing swivels will be at the tank owner’s risk.

Recall Alert - OPW Swivels

​​Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Public Record

The Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires that a state receiving federal funding make available to the public some basic information and statistics on Underground Storage Tank (UST) compliance and causes of releases. 

Previous summaries are available upon request.

Source and cause data were collected from release reports submitted to the department. Site specific information on UST compliance and releases can be obtained from the Storage Tanks on-line application or from the DNR Record Center.