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PST State Lead

Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) State Lead Legal Authority
The PST State Lead Program is authorized by law to remediate situations where a release from a PST system has occurred. Release incident cases generally involve responsible parties (RPs) who are either unwilling or financially unable to conduct the necessary corrective actions at LPST sites.
Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) State Lead Program
Simple description of the TCEQ PST State-Lead Program and its role in the cleanup of leaking underground storage tanks.
Eligibility for the Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) State Lead Program
The Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) State-Lead Program of the TCEQ directs state contractors to conduct corrective action at leaking petroleum storage tank (LPST) sites in Texas that cannot be addressed by owners/operators
Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

New Information

Beginning January 1, 2016, the TCEQ Remediation Division will require the use of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) SW846 Method 5035A, Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples, as amended, for the collection and preparation of solid samples for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis using purge-and-trap technology.

The TCEQ Remediation Division guidance on Method 5035 has been updated and is available.