Public Health Department (PHD)



LUFT / Leaking Underground Fuel Tank

Leaking Underground Fuel Tank program is operated under annual grants from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). This program provides regulatory oversight and assistance with the assessment and remediation of qualified Leaking Underground Fuel Tank systems. Qualified underground tanks must have been used for the storage of petroleum products only.  Regulations for the LUFT program are included in the California Water Code, California Code of Regulations Title 23.  All LUFT sites are evaluated using the SWRCB’s Low-Threat Closure Policy (see fact sheet below).

Please check the State Water Resources Control Board's GeoTracker online website for site-specific contact information at:

Low Threat Closure Policy and Geotracker Information Sheet

Geotracker and ESI Fact Sheets

Searching GeoTracker for Sites

Monitoring Well Permit Application

How to Pressure Grout Wells

EHS Grout Calculator


LUFT Program Contacts


Paul McCaw, Hazardous Materials Supervisor, (805) 346-8359

Thomas M. Rejzek, Professional Geologist, (805) 346-8216

Steven Nailor, Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist, (805) 346-8344

Marissa Censullo, Hazardous Materials Specialist, (805) 346-8345 

Cristina Belu, Administrative Office Professional, (805) 346-8469



Environmental Health Services

225 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Telephone 805-681-4900 •  Fax 805-681-4901
2125 Centerpointe Parkway, Rm. 333, Santa Maria, CA 93455, Telephone 805-346-8460 •  Fax 805-346-8485