Storage Tank Release and Cleanup Locations
The Department of Environmental Protection is committed to providing information in an accessible and user-friendly format. In order to do so more effectively, the department has created interactive reports that allow the user to select specific criteria for the desired information. In addition, the report data can easily be downloaded for further analysis. The storage tank cleanup locations are available here:
This report represents confirmed release incidents that have been reported to DEP since enactment of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (Tank Act) in July, 1989. These release incidents represent leaks, spills and overfills which have occurred from storage tank systems regulated by the Tank Act only. Releases from home heating oil tanks, which are not regulated by the Tank Act, are not part of this list. The purpose of this list is to provide information on the cleanup status of all known release incidents which have occurred from regulated storage tank systems in Pennsylvania. The information in these Interactive Reports are derived from DEP's eFACTS (Environment, Facility, Application, Compliance Tracking System).
For information pertaining to a specific release incident, please contact the Environmental Cleanup Program in the appropriate DEP regional office. General questions pertaining to this list can be directed to
The following key provides an explanation of the fields contained in the incidents listing.
REGION - The DEP region where the storage tank facility is located.
COUNTY - The name of the Pennsylvania county in which the storage tank facility is located.
FACILITY ID - A site-specific code provided by DEP's storage tank program.
FACILITY NAME - The name of the storage tank facility.
ADDRESS1 - The location address of the storage tank facility.
ADDRESS2 - The location address of the storage tank facility continued.
CITY - The name of the primary municipality in which the storage tank facility is located.
ZIP - The zip code in which the tank facility is located.
LATITUDE, LONGITUDE- The location of the tank facility using degree decimal coordinates if known or entered into eFACTS. If blank, no information had been entered into eFACTS.
HORIZONTAL REFERENCE DATUM, ALTITUDE DATUM - The reference datum that is used to project the Lat/Long datum onto a map. If blank, no information had been entered into eFACTS.
CLIENT ID - A client-specific code given to the client/owner by the department.
INCIDENT ID - A unique, system-generated, identification number assigned to the tank incident.
CLIENT / OWNER - The client or owner of the storage tank facility.
SUSPECT DATE - The date the department suspects the release occurred.
CONFIRMED DATE - The date the release was known to have occurred or was discovered. Where the date is unknown, the default date is the effective date of the Tank Act (Aug. 5, 1989).
STATUS CODE - The current cleanup status of the incident. The codes and their descriptions are as follows:
SOURCE OF NOTIFICATION
- Interim Remedial Actions Not Initiated - No physical activity to remove contaminants has been initiated.
- Interim or Remedial Actions Initiated - At a confirmed release, site characterization and/or physical activity to remove contaminants are underway.
- Attainment Monitoring in Progress - Demonstration of an Act 2 groundwater standard is being conducted.
- Cleanup Completed - Removal of contaminants to applicable cleanup standards has been demonstrated to DEP.
Inactive - Incidents in this status have not achieved 'cleanup completed' status. However, these incidents have been determined by DEP to be low priority for corrective action as a result of meeting the following criteria:
- No product in the leaking storage tank system
- No known free product in the environment
- Risks to human health and the environment have been mitigated including vapor/fire/explosion hazards, contaminated drinking water supplies, and releases to surface waters
- Strong potential for receptors to be impacted is not known to exist
- Responsible party is not performing or planning to perform corrective action
- The case is at least two years old
- Suspected Release - Investigation Pending or Initiated
- Suspected Release - Investigation Complete, No Release Confirmed
- Administrative Close Out (ACO) - A facility where multiple releases have occurred and corrective action is ongoing. The prior release incidents will be assigned the ACO status. The most recent release incident will remain open.
- The source of the tank incident notification
- COMPL - Complaint to Department
- INSTL - Tank Installer/Inspector
- LKDET - Failed Leak Detection or Odor/Visible Product Report
- MAINT - Maintenance Personnel
- OPER - Facility Operator
- OWNER - Facility Owner
- UNDTD - Undetermined
- How the release was discovered or found.
- 3PTY - Third Party Inspection
- CLOS - During Closure
- CONST - Construction
- LD - Routine Leak Detection
- MWELL - Monitoring Well Sample Results
- SAMPL - Soil Sample Results
- SWELL - Supply Well Sample Results
- TLI - Lining Installation
- TTEST - Tightness Testing Activities
- UNDTD - Undetermined
- UPGRD - Upgrade
- VISOD - Visible Product of Odor Reports
- The type of regulated storage tank system from which the release occurred. The codes are as follows:
Source/Cause of Release
- AST - Aboveground storage tank system
- USTHZ - Underground storage tank system containing hazardous substances
- USTPT - Underground storage tank system containing petroleum
- The source or cause of the release.
SOURCE CAUSE DESCRIPTION
- ACCND - Accident/Natural Disaster
- CONT - Containment/Sump Failure
- CORR - Corrosion
- DISP - Dispenser/Dispensing Equipment
- FLTYI - Faulty Installation
- HOSE - Product Delivery Hose Rupture
- INFNP - Information Not Provided
- OTHER - Other (Specify)
- OVER - Overfill at Delivery
- PAST - Piping System AG Regulated
- PHMEF - Physical Mechanical Failure
- PSNR - Piping System Non-Regulated
- PUST - Piping System UG Regulated
- SPCB - Spill Catchment Basin (Bucket)
- SPILL - Spill During Delivery
- SUBTP - Submersible Pump Head Fittings
- TANK - Tank
- UNDTD - Undetermined
- VEHIC - Vehicle Gas Tank Overfill
- Information on the tank system component that caused the release.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CODE
- Code identifying the type of environmental impact as a result of the tank incident.
- Code identifying the type of regulated substance associated with the environmental impact record.
- The code identifying the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CASRN) for the chemical. Additional information is available here.
- The type of contaminant(s) found as a result of the tank incident for which tests are to be conducted.
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