What's New with RST?

Regulated Storage Tanks Compliance has moved to the E & E SEEK system as of January 11, 2024. SEEK will host the most up to date information previously found in the Storage Tank Facility Data Search. Also included is a user portal for RST owners, operators, and contractors to submit required forms, track upcoming testing requirements, and make annual registration payments. Fees for registration must be paid before a submission will be processed. Online payment through SEEK after signing and submitting forms is preferred. The forms below are available at seek.ee.arkansas.gov.

Forms Available in SEEK:

  • 30 Day Notice
  • 7 Day Notice for New Installations
  • 7 Day Notice for Repairs, Upgrades, and Installations at Existing Facilities
  • Aboveground Storage Tank Opt In/Opt Out for Trust Fund Coverage
  • RST Notification Form for New Installations
  • RST Notification Form for Modifications to Existing Sites
  • Contractor Testing Submission Forms
  • Registration (Permit) Transfer of Ownership

Forms Coming Soon to SEEK:

  • Application for UST Class A/B Operator Certification
  • UST Contractor License Application
  • UST Contractor License Renewal
  • UST Individual License Application
  • UST Individual License Renewal

The following provide guidance that are important to you, our regulated community.

Regulated Storage Tanks

DEQ’s Office of Land Resources (OLR), Regulated Waste Operations, Regulated Storage Tanks (RST) office drafts, administers, and enforces state regulations pertaining to underground storage tanks, as well as aboveground petroleum storage tanks. These tanks are primarily located at retail gasoline and diesel sales facilities but may also include bulk petroleum storage facilities, private fleet fueling facilities, schools, health facilities, and emergency generating stations.

Prior to the mid-1980s, underground storage tanks had been regulated piecemeal by the federal government through various environmental statutes. When studies revealed growing problems with a large number of tank systems, along with potential for future problems, Congress mandated changes that were initiated by the states. These standards focused on new tank system installation standards, existing tank upgrades, registration requirements, closure requirements, and corrective action requirements.

Besides overseeing the regulatory program, the office administers a trust fund for storage tank owners to help them meet their financial responsibility requirements or use for cleanup costs. The agency also may activate the fund for emergencies associated with storage tanks.