Effective February 1, 2016 releases from Commercial USTs, that have an Intermediate Risk, Rank and Abatement score of 110 and above are required to proceed with necessary risk re-evaluation procedures, utilizing the tasks proscribed in the associated task list. Responsible parties will be notified in writing of their requirement to proceed with all necessary assessment and corrective actions. (Risk, Rank and Abatement score of I-110 and above)
The UST-2 form has been updated and split in to two forms. One for REGISTERED tanks (UST-2A) and one for UNREGISTERED tanks (UST-2B).
UST-2A, Site Investigation Report for Permanent Closure or Change-In-Service - REGISTERED TANKS
UST-2B, Site Investigation Report for Permanent Closure or Change-In-Service - UNREGISTERED TANKS
10/29/2015 (Noncommercial Fund - REVISED REIMBURSEMENT RATES,see below)
10/16/2015 (Part 2 added)
10/14/2015 (modification of 9/25/2015)
On September 18, 2015, Governor McCrory signed Session Law (SL) 2015-241. This law alters the statutory and regulatory authority used by the Division of Waste Management's UST Section in managing leaking noncommercial UST sites, as well as in the reimbursement of necessary costs to address those releases.
Noncommercial Fund - REVISED REIMBURSEMENT RATES Memo
Phaseout of NonCommercial Leaking UST Fund and Elimination of Initial Abatement Requirements Memo (PDF)
What the Sun-Setting of the Non-Commercial fund means to Responsible Parties, Consultants and the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program - Part 1 (PDF)
15A NCAC 2N "Criteria and Standards applicable to USTs" updated with several amendments passed within the past several years. Does not include any of the recent Federal regulation updates for UST systems found in 40 CFR 280.
UST Service Provider List: The UST section has compiled a list of companies that do UST service work in NC. The lists can be found on the page at the link above. To register a company the procedures are also listed on the page at the link above.
8/27/2015 update for 7/21/2015
Proposed rules: Section 15A NCAC 02L .0500;
Rules 15A NCAC 02L .0501through .0515 - Risk-Based Assessment and Corrective Action for Non-UST Petroleum Releases.
The fiscal note can be found at http://www.osbm.nc.gov/management/rules-environment and the notice of text is available here. NC Register publication - http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/Volume 30 Issue 03 August 3, 2015.pdf
The UST Section is compiling a list of companies that offer services to UST owners and operators. The list is voluntary and will be provided as a courtesy to UST owners and operators. The UST Section does not make any recommendations of the qualifications or consider this an approved list of companies. If you would like your company listed with the services you offer, then complete the UST Service Provider Listing form and submit to the UST Section. The first list of companies will be posted to our website September 30th and then updated once a month thereafter.
The Procedures for Placing UST Systems in Temporary Closure & Returning them to Service, brochure has been updated.
Proposed rules: Section 15A NCAC 02L .0500; Rules 15A NCAC 02L .0501through .0515 - Risk-Based Assessment and Corrective Action for Non-UST Petroleum Releases. The fiscal note can be found at http://www.osbm.nc.gov/management/rules-environment and the notice of text is available here. A public hearing for the proposed rules is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 2 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 Linda L. Smith, NCDENR/UST Section, 1637 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1637, from August 3, 2015 until October 2, 2015.
Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.
Recently it has been brought to our attention that there are companies selling remanufactured leak detection equipment. The following link contains a memo concerning North Carolina's position on the equipment's use. PDF
The UST-6, Application to Install or Replace USTs, form has been updated
The UST-6G, Application to Install or Replace UST Systems (Piping Pre-Installation Testing, form has been created
The UST-6H/23C (formerly UST-6G/23C), Triennial UST Piping Integrity Testing [Application to Install or Replace UST Systems (Piping Post-Installation Testing)], form has been updated
The UST-7A, NC Cathodic Protection System Evaluation for Galvanic (Sacrificial Anode) Systems, form has been updated
The UST-7B, NC Cathodic Protection System Evaluation for Impressed Current Systems, form has been updated
Guidelines for the Evaluation of UST Cathodic Protection Systems manual has been updated
The UST-22A, Annual Overfill Prevention Operability Check, form has been updated
The UST-22B, Annual Leak Detection Equipment Operability Check (previously titled Annual Interstitial Sensor Operability Check), form has been updated
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
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.