UPDATED: Heating Fuel Underground Storage Tank Closure Assistance Program for heating fuel UST systems of 1,100 gallons or less used to store fuel to heat the premeises where they are located.
UPDATED: The DNREC Tank Management Section has prepared a fact sheet for owners and operators of UST facilities that explains the upcoming changes to liability associated with the cleanup of a release from an underground storage tank. Click here for the factsheet. The Tank Management Section will conduct workshops for the regulated community on Monday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at DNREC offices located at 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, and on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at DNREC’s R&R Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, to explain changes that were made to the State’s Underground Storage Tank law, as well as draft amendments to the UST regulations that also pertain to cleanup liability. The draft amendments can be found at this link.
To report a release, please call: 1-800-662-8802
The Tank Management Section also oversees or conducts the investigation and clean up of petroleum and chemical contamination when spills and releases occur on properties with UST or AST systems. The TMS maintains and makes available upon request information stored in paper files and electronic databases relating to USTs, ASTs, and Boilers. Additionally, the TMS provides financial assistance through various programs for the removal of tanks and required cleanup. This includes managing the use of state funds dedicated to the removal and cleanup of UST systems where the owner cannot be found, refuses to perform the work, or does not have the ability to pay.
The Boiler Safety Program is also part of the TMS, ensuring public safety in all public and municipal buildings through inspections of boilers and pressure vessels and by providing education on the operation, maintenance, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels in the State of Delaware.
The TMS staff provides outreach and education by phone, newsletter, website, and presentations to specific groups regarding program activities and requirements.
To sign up for the Tank Management Section's ListServe or to subscribe to the Think Tank newsletter, please send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Tank Management Section's Notification and Soil Sampling Guidance, effective Oct. 1, 2012, please visit: Think Tank