Underground Storage Tanks

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) is working with the State of Nevada, Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Corrective Actions to re-establish WCHD as the regulatory authority for the Underground Storage Tank Inspections, Release Determination, and continuation of Underground Storage Tank (UST) installation plan review, approval, and permitting.

On February 27, 2014, the District Board of Health (DBOH) directed the WCHD to update fee schedules and billing processes and recommended that the fees reflect the full cost of service provision, including a proportional share of infrastructure support. Therefore, the WCHD will be proposing the permitting of all facilities with Underground Storage Tanks at fueling stations and those with underground tanks for emergency generators.  The proposed annual permit and fee will establish and require an on-site biennial physical inspection and submittal of all required testing, monitoring documentation and paperwork the following year at each facility.  This will ensure all facilities are in constant communication with WCHD and maintain compliance with all State and Federal Regulations.

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The proposed annual permit fee is:  $875.00

Please contact Wes Rubio at wrubio@washoecounty.us with any questions.

Program Description

As of October 12, 2020, the State of Nevada, Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Corrective Actions is the regulatory authority for the Underground Storage Tank Inspections and Release Determination in Washoe County. 

Please contact the Bureau of Corrective Actions regarding inspections and release determination for all tank removal activities at:  https://ndep.nv.gov/contact-us/bureau-of-corrective-actions-contacts

Underground storage tank installation requires plan review, approval, and permitting through the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) building permit and plan review process.

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) administers the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program in Washoe County via inter-local contract with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).  The WCHD performs routine UST inspections, oversees UST system installation/decommissioning.

UST Regulations


The WCHD must be notified for all UST system installations, repairs, modifications, and removals.
Local building, and fire, agencies should be contacted concerning additional permitting requirements.

All federally regulated USTs must be registered with the submission of an EPA Form 7530-1 to maintain accurate information of UST systems.

UST Information

UST files are available for review at the WCHD office located at 1001 East 9th Street, Building B, 2nd Floor, Reno, Nevada 89512.  All record requests require the submission of a Public Records Request Form.  These forms must be submitted via email to HealthEHS@washoecounty.us.  The WCHD policy is to complete these requests within five working days unless, due to the size of the request, additional time may be required.  If additional time is required, the requester will be notified.

Contact the Program
Luke Franklin - UST Program Manager

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