Leveraging State Funds to Increase Compliance

This 1994 bulletin explains methods that many states have found effective in increasing compliance and controlling cleanup costs. State fund administrators have found that early detection of leaks potentially results in fewer or less costly leaking UST sites. By leveraging fund eligibility for increased compliance with the UST technical regulations, several states have successfully used their funds to promote technical compliance, still get sites cleaned up, and control costs at the same time. This bulletin describes the basics of the leveraging approach that can achieve this level of success.

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