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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
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.Slide3
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
Corrosion Protection results (when required)
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 operatorsSlide5
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.Slide6
Delivery Prohibition (Red Tag)Slide7
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.Slide8
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