Chicago Tank Removal FAQ’s

What agency regulates underground storage tanks (UST) in IL?

IL Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety.

Are Residential Heating Oil Tanks regulated by the OSFM?

No

Are Residential Gasoline or Diesel Tanks regulated by the OSFM?

No, unless the tank is greater than 1,100 gallons in capacity

What determines if a tank is residential?

There must be 2 or less residences on site.

Why remove a residential tank?

By removing a residential tank (and providing Environmental Closure) you remove the environmental liability from your property.

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