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UST Inspection Program

UST Inspection Program

UST Inspector pre-inspection work and items checked during inspectionOperator trainingDelivery prohibitionUST regulation revisions

Joe Stapinski, UST Inspector

(317) 727-6775


Pre-inspection steps for IDEM UST Inspectors

Begin to fill out the “UST Owner Operator ID form” pdf file to document UST owner and operator information.

Check property ownership information on the appropriate county GIS web page.

Review records in IDEM’s Virtual Filing Cabinet and UST database for current and/or updated site information.

If access is limited, IDEM inspectors will contact the owner or operator of the UST site to secure access for the inspection.


What does the IDEM UST Inspector check during the UST inspection?

Under dispenser containment and sensors

All sumps and sensors

Overfill protection and spill prevention equipment

Leak detection equipment and records

Other records of testing and maintenance

Tank Lining inspection

Tightness testing

Corrosion Protection results (when required)

Equipment Repairs/replacement


Additional records, certificates, forms required for UST systems

Financial Responsibility Documentation

Updated Notification Form 45223

Secondary Containment (when required)

Interstitial monitoring test results (when required)

UST certified Operator Training Certificates for Class A, B, and C operators


How does someone becomea Certified Operator in Indiana?

Operators must be certified by creating an account and completing the online training on the IDEM’s Regulatory Services Portal at


IDEM does not give reciprocity for Certified Operators from other states.

IDEM offers only the certificate for C Operators. The training must be implemented by the A and/or B Operator, who then logs in to their account to create the C Operator certificates.


Delivery Prohibition (Red Tag)


What is Delivery Prohibition?

IDEM has authority to prevent delivery to a non-compliant UST system per IC 13-23-1-4 in two ways:

30-day Warning Letter followed by Red Tag with Temporary Emergency Order (TEO) for failure to maintain, failure to submit UST notification form, or failure to pay UST fees.

Immediate Red Tag with TEO for failure to install equipment: corrosion protection, leak detection, overfill protection, or spill prevention.


Links to UST Fact Sheets

Citizens Guide to Underground Storage tanks:

Financial Responsibility and Excess Liability Trust Fund :

New Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks:

Map of Underground Storage tank Compliance Staff link:


IDEM UST Program Website

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