It may come as a surprise, but you are listed on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) database as the responsible party for a tank that leaked. You received a letter from the IEPA or maybe from A3 Environmental Consultants and now you’d like to know what’s going on and what you need to do about it.
Finding Your Leaking Underground Storage Tank in the IEPA Database.
Click through the link above. It will open in another browser window. You will find several ways to filter for your property. The easiest way is to put in the LPC Number or the IEMA Number if you know it. If A3 Environmental Consultants sent you a letter about this, both numbers will be on the letter you received.
The second easiest way to find your property is to start with the county, zip code and city and then scroll through the sites until you find yours.
Now click on the IEMA Number which will open your record. Inside it, you’ll find the lower right tab with “Responsible Party” listed and your contact information.
Next, you’d like some good advice as to what happens next and what you are responsible for. We can help with that. A good place to read all the nitty-gritty is by clicking through to this page on the IEPA website. If you find the information confusing, don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for.
The first thing to know is the database is frequently wrong. It has old data, deceased people, closed business and more issues. However, if you really are the person that owned the tanks and you know you are the responsible party, this issue is still open with your name on it. The IEPA is eventually coming after you to fix this situation, even if it was long ago and far away. Call us and let’s talk through your situation. We can get the database updated or get your project closed.
If you need help with your new release Leaking Underground Storage Tank, give A3 Environmental Consultants a call. We’ll work with the IEPA to get your environmental issue sorted out and behind you. If you have other current or future concerns regarding Leaking Underground Storage Tanks or the LUST Trust Fund, we’d love to talk with you, call us now! A3 Environmental Consultants can be reached at (630) 507-9033 or by email at LUST@A3E.com.