Underground Storage Tank Program
The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) administers the Underground Storage Tank (UST)/Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Program in Washoe County via inter-local contract with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). The WCHD performs routine UST inspections, oversees UST system installation/decommissioning, and has administration of LUST cleanup cases.
- 40 CFR 280 via US EPA website
- NRS 459.800 – 459.856 (Storage Tanks)
- NAC 459.9921 – 459-9995 (Storage Tanks)
- NAC 445A.226 – 445A.22755 (Water Controls)
The WCHD must be notified for all UST system installation, repairs, modifications and removals. Click here for fee information. Local building and fire agencies should be contacted concerning additional permitting requirements.
All federally regulated USTs must be registered with the submission of an EPA Form 7530-1 to maintain accurate information of UST systems
UST files are available for review at the WCHD office located at 1001 East 9th Street – Building B, 2nd Floor, Reno, Nevada 89512. All record requests require the submission of a Public Records Request Form. These forms must be submitted via email to healthEHS@washoecounty.us. Our policy is to complete these requests within 5 working days unless, due to the size of the request, additional time may be required. If additional time is required, the requester will be notified.
Contact the Program
Michael Ezell – UST/LUST Senior