Associations oppose delay in EPA's UST rule

Four petroleum marketing-related associations have complained about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to offer a grace period to tank owners not in compliance with underground storage tank (UST) regulations. The American Petroleum Institute, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, and the National Association of Convenience Stores lodged the complaint. API said, "EPA announced its confusing grace period decision just days before the Dec. 22 compliance deadline for these environmentally protective regulations to upgrade underground storage tank systems. Tank owners have known about the deadline to...

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