This Comment focuses on what is already a common problem facing attorneys and their clients who own underground storage tanks (USTSs). That problem, from the client's perspective, is, "What am I supposed to do?" There are a multitude of USTs in the United States. Many of these underground tanks contain petroleum. Often these tanks are located at "mom and pop" gas stations. This Comment focuses on the requirements a commercial gas station owner must follow in the operation of underground storage tanks. This Comment also provides sample lease provisions for the owner of an UST who leases the premises to the operator of the facility. This Comment also focuses on the immediate concerns of owners and operators of existing USTs, and the requirements they must meet in order to comply with the regulations.
Thurman A. Gardner Jr., Underground Storage Tanks: A Lawyer's Guide to Recent Federal and North Carolina Legislation, 12 Campbell L. Rev. 447 (1990).