Tank Owner Fact Sheet
Act 99-269 establishes a comprehensive program for residential underground
storage tanks which includes owner amnesty~ from state civil action, DEP
contractor registration and reimbursement of clean-up costs.
May Apply for Amnesty?
of July 1, 1999, Public Act 99-269 provides amnesty to persons from
liability to the state in any civil action for an cost relating to any spill
attributable to an underground storage tank system used in connection with residential]
real property comprised of four residential units or fewer if:
Who May Apply for
Act 99-269 also provides for reimbursement of costs up to $50,000 directly to
the contractor for remediation of spills found during the removal of such
underground petroleum storage tanks. In order to qualify for reimbursement of
remediation costs the contractor shall provide to the Underground Storage Tank
Petroleum Clean-Up Review Board [USTA-6] confirmation that the Underground
Petroleum Storage Tank Owner:
means any individual, partnership,
association, corporation, limited liability company, government entity, or any
organized group of persons whether incorporated or not who owns an underground
petroleum storage tank system associated with a qualifying residential unit or
unit means house, apartment. condominium, duplex unit or mobile home
comprised of four units or fewer.
which is subject to approval by the
Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Clean-Up Account Rev iew Board, will be made
directly to the contractor. The tank owner
is not required to pre-pay the contractor, however, if they choose to do so they
should require an agreement that the contractor will file for reimbursement and
re-pay the tank owner.
eligible costs may include:
Removal, transportation, treatrnent and disposal of contaminated soil
contaminated groundwater collection; contaminated groundwater transportation;
contaminated groundwater treatment and disposal; removal and disposal of oil in
soil and groundwater; clean replacement soil transportation:
ineligible costs may include: Tank
excavation and removal; draining and handling of oil from tank; tank cleaning
and sludge disposal; tank disposal; installation of new tank and associated
plumbing; landscaping (trees/shrubs); application preparation and submission;
local permit fees needed to remove tank, if required; private well treatment or
provision of alternate private or public water supply; and mark
up on items including but not limited to: contaminated
soil removal, contaminated soil transportation, contaminated groundwater
collection, contaminated groundwater transportation, clean replacement soil
transportation, clean soil placement, topsoil and seeding, site security and
safety, and permit fees for contaminated media disposal; if required.
for this program is subject to Bond Commission approval.
request information regarding notification, eligibility of costs criteria,
application forms, list of DEP registered contractors, and assistance please
contact the Department of Environmental Protection at (860) 424-3370 or write to:
Department of Environmental Protection
of Waste Management
Storage Tank Program - Residential
Elm Street, 4th Floor
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