Underground Storage Tanks
Underground storage tanks (USTs) create regulatory hurdles and pollution concerns at many industrial, commercial and residential properties. McMahon DeGulis attorneys have assisted clients in complying with UST regulations, responding to state inspections and Notices of Violation, maximizing coverage under the state UST insurance fund, and overseeing the closure of USTs and contamination assessment of UST sites.
In addition to regulatory assistance, we also counsel clients in the determination of responsibility for previously abandoned USTs, negotiate cost-effective investigation and cleanup using risk-based corrective action where appropriate, and provide vital oversight during UST closures to maximize reimbursement from state UST cleanup funds. We have also been successful pursuing financial reimbursement from other potentially responsible persons through litigation. MD attorneys have argued UST issues before both the Ohio Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.