The training requirements for UST Operators have been updated to clarify what is considered an attended and unattended facility and can be found in the following document:
Updated UST Operator Training Requirements
COMING SOON - The North Carolina Division of Waste Management’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) Section is pleased to announce a new customer service initiative designed to facilitate the invoicing process. Starting Feb. 1, 2015, annual tank fees and/or late penalties will be able to be paid on line at http://go.ncdenr.gov/USTBillPay.
Please be aware that permit applications must still be submitted by U.S. mail or e-mail to SVC_DENR.UST.Permits.
Proposed changes to UST Secondary Containment rules 15A NCAC 02N .0304, .0903-.0904 can be found at http://www.osbm.state.nc.us/files/pdf_files/DENR08192014.pdf. A public hearing for the proposed rules is scheduled for Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the DENR Building, 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC, Room 1210. Oral comments may be presented at the public hearing; written comments may be submitted to the attention of Ruth Strauss, NCDENR/UST Section, 1637 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1637, until January 2, 2015.
Updated Trust Fund Claim Package Forms (Secondary Form C.1 and C.3) have been made available on the UST Section Reasonable Rate Document portal under the 2010 Reasonable Rate Document header ( http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/ust/rrd ) which incorporate the efforts associated with risk-based site closure directly into the applicable Trust Fund Limited Site Assessment (LSA) tasks (Tasks 2.600 & 2.610) if performed concurrent with the completion of the risk classification. See the associated memo and updated Claim Secondary Forms for additional details.
Home Heating Oil FAQ ()
Home Heating Oil FAQ has been updated and can be found in the above link.
New entries on Database and Reports page.
Posted: 2013 Report on the Status of Leaking Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund
Posted: 2014 Report on the Noncommercial Leaking Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund
New Downloadable report for tank owners/operators/fuel transporters & others - Permit-NC UST Facility Operating Permits.xls on the Database page. It lists all regulated UST facilities in North Carolina and displays the operating permit status and period of coverage. The report will be available as an excel file. The report will be initially available on a weekly basis, refreshed each Friday.
2011 Amendments to 15A NCAC 2N SL 2011-394 Section 11.4 - 11.8
2013 Amendments to 15A NCAC 2N SL 2013-413 Section 36
Electronic Eligibility Flowchart ()
The Eligibility Flowchart can be found in the above link.
Electronic Document Submittal for the UST Section Corrective Action Branch (see memo)
The UST Section is transitioning to electronic data management in order to enhance customer service,
reduce paper consumption, and decrease requirements for file space. Starting on March 1, 2014, all
reports (including, but not limited to, 20-Day Reports, Initial Abatement Action Reports, LSA Reports,
CSA Reports, CAPs, NTCPs, monitoring reports, etc.) required by the UST Section should be
submitted according to the instructions in the memo found in the above link.
Changes to the tables of approved methods for groundwater analysis in all UST Section corrective action guidelines (see memo)
Changes have been made to the tables which present the approved methods for groundwater analysis and sample containers/preservation in all of the five UST Section corrective action guidelines, effective from December 1, 2013. The changes were required because sample preparation for analysis of metals (chromium and lead) in groundwater by Standard Method 3030C, “Preliminary Treatment for Acid-Extractable Metals”, is no longer required. The basic preparation requirements of 3030C for determination of total metal concentration in unfiltered samples are incorporated in current analytical methods from sources listed in 15A NCAC 2L .0112 and 2L .0413. The water quality memorandum dated May 13, 2013 describes the current policy developed by the Division of Water Resources for metals determination.