The Fuel Storage Tank Program (FSTP) provides a cleaner and healthier environment for all Georgians through the management and monitoring of fuel storage tanks (FSTs). The FSTP was established in 1995 in response to federal construction and maintenance standards for FSTs. Its responsibility encompasses underground storage tanks (USTs) and aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that provide vehicle fueling, heating oil and emergency generator support at state-owned facilities. The FSTP’s role was expanded in 2004 to include operation oversight and maintenance of all state-owned ASTs and USTs. The FSTP serves as the central management office for state agencies and institutions owning fuel storage tanks. Currently, this includes approximately 690 USTs and ASTs at 283 different locations throughout the state.
Funding to install, remove and upgrade state-owned fuel storage tanks and to conduct environmental clean-up is provided through General Obligation Bonds and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Motor Vehicle fuel taxes. A fee program based on tank ownership and use provides funding for annual fuel storage tank preventative maintenance and repair. The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) manages project work and annual maintenance inspections through contracts awarded via competitive bid to private sector companies.
For more information on preventative maintenance and repairs, contact Ted Larrabee, special projects director, at 404-584-1045.
For more information on regulatory inspections, operator training, environmental monitoring, remediation and tank closures, contact Margie Walker-White at 404-584-1051.