UPDATE: The DNREC Tank Management Section is announcing two public workshops to accept comments and questions on proposed changes to the Delaware Regulations Governing Aboveground Storage Tanks:
- June 22, 2016 10:00am-12:00pm, DNREC New Castle Field Office, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720
- June 29, 2016 10:00am-12:00pm, DNREC R&R Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Documents regarding the proposed changes:
- Draft Regulations Governing Aboveground Storage Tanks
- Spreadsheet List of Proposed Changes
- Explanation of Proposed Changes to Leak and Release Reporting and Corrective Action Requirements
- Regulatory Impact Statement and Regulatory Flexibility Act
- Senate Bill 233 pending, Delaware General Assembly
UPDATE: Effective February 11, 2016, amendments were made to Administrative Code 1351: Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems (UST Regulations) or (Printable Version). The amendments address changes to the cleanup liability associated with a release from a UST. The amendments to the regulations are found in Part E, Sections 6 and 7 of the UST Regulations. The 2016 UST Regulations can be found here. A fact sheet for owners and operators of UST facilities that explains the changes to cleanup liabilitycan be found here. A PowerPoint presentation that describes the changes can be found here. For questions regarding the amendments to the UST regulations, please contact Alex Rittberg, Administrator, Tank Management Section, by email at: Alex.Rittberg@state.de.us or by phone at (302) 395-2500.
ANNOUNCING: DNREC's 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 premises where they are located.
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.
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For more information on the Tank Management Section's Notification and Soil Sampling Guidance, effective Oct. 1, 2012, please visit: Think Tank