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What Is PST State Lead?

Simple description of the TCEQ PST State-Lead Program and its role in the cleanup of leaking underground storage tanks.
PST Overview
  • The PST State-Lead Program is authorized by law to remediate situations where where there has been releases from petroleum storage tanks. Release incident cases that are eligible for the program generally involve responsible parties (RPs) who are either financially unable or unwilling to conduct the necessary corrective action at an LPST site.
  • Corrective action at a LPST site is directed by PST State-Lead Program Project Managers and the contracts are managed by the Remediation Contracting Program . The PST State-Lead Program Project Managers evaluate and approve contractors’ work plans for site-specific work orders, oversee field activities, and review and approve reports, invoices, and other contract-related submittals.

PST Funding

  • PST State-Lead Program contracts are financed fhrough either the state Petroleum Storage Tank Remediation (PSTR) Fund or the federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund.
  • Each of these funding sources has specific and distinct eligibility criteria.