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USTfields Initiative

To encourage the reuse of abandoned properties contaminated with petroleum from underground storage tanks (UST's), OUST created the USTfields Initiative in 2000. USTfields are abandoned or underused industrial and commercial properties where revitalization is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination from underground storage tanks. The purpose of these pilots was to promote: the importance of public-private partnerships; the critical role of the state as the primary implementing agency; and the leveraging of private funds to maximize cleanups. A total of 50 USTfields Pilots were awarded up to $100,000 each from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund to assess, clean up, and ready for reuse high-priority petroleum-impacted sites.

Although no new USTfields pilots will be awarded beyond the 50 pilots, funding for similar petroleum brownfield assessment and clean up projects is available through the Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and revolving loan fund grants.

Background on 50 USTFields Pilots

Recycling America's Gas Stations


For more information on petroleum brownfields or USTfields Pilots contact Steven McNeely of the EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks at:

e-mail: mcneely.steven@epa.gov

phone:(703) 603-7164

1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Mail Code: 5401P
Washington, DC 20460

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