Environmental Protection

Baltimore County Settles UST Rule Violations

Baltimore County, Md., has settled alleged violations of regulations designed to prevent leaks of fuel and hazardous wastes from underground storage tanks (UST), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on July 24.

The settlement resolves alleged UST violations at 13 county-owned and operated locations. The county will pay a civil penalty of $28,968 and perform a supplemental environmental project that will install a computerized system to monitor USTs at several locations, at a minimum cost of $90,000.

This concludes a 2006 multi-site agreement between the EPA and Baltimore County, which required the county to conduct environmental audits of the USTs at its 13 locations. Those locations included police and fire departments, a maintenance shop, government center, and fuel centers.

For more information, visit www.epa.gov/swerust1/.

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