The mission of STEP is to be a source of information to its members on all state matters/issues pertaining to Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs) and related equipment within individual states.
STEP is intended to be a source of supplemental information to individuals whose companies may be members of other trade associations; such as, state marketer associations, state convenience store associations, state petroleum retail associations, state motor trucking associations, state contractor associations, etc. It is not intended to take the place of these associations. Nor is it intended to take the place of national associations; such as, the Petroleum Marketer Association of America (PMAA), the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), or the American Petroleum Institute (API), etc. STEP will also serve as the primary source of information to those tank owners who, for one reason or another, are unable to belong to one of these associations.