Abandoned Tank Removal Project

Program Summary


The 2000 Legislature passed SB 197, which authorizes a voluntary abandoned underground storage tank removal project. The bill authorizes the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to remove tanks that qualify and the Petroleum Release Compensation Fund (PRCF) to pay for the removal and any necessary environmental cleanup.

 

SB 197 was written to finish the storage tank cleanups that started in 1988. If those abandoned tanks targeted in the bill remain in the ground, any hydrocarbon contaminants still in the tank will leak out over time.

 
Eligible Tanks
UST bullet Abandoned petroleum and waste oil tanks located at gas stations or
  Commercial motor fuel vendors that closed before April 1, 1988.
UST bullet Abandoned waste oil tanks located at commercial motor fuel vendors or noncommercial operations
UST bullet Abandoned petroleum tanks located at noncommercial operations.
 
Ineligible Tanks
UST bullet Abandoned petroleum storage tanks located at gas stations or commercial motor fuel vendors that closed on or after April 1, 1988.
UST bullet Abandoned underground storage tanks that are inaccessible (for example, under an existing building).
UST bullet Abandoned tanks that did not contain petroleum products.
UST bullet Abandoned aboveground storage tanks.
 
For More Information
For more information, or if you need help completing the form, please contact DENR at 1-800-GET-DENR (1-800-438-3367) or E-mail