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Tanks Subcommittee Publications

Tanks Subcommittee Policies and Publications

Lead Scavengers Survey Report (August 2014)
In 2013, the Tanks Subcommittee's LUST Task Force requested information from all States and Territories to determine what activites the tanks programs are taking to identify and remediate the lead scavengers 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB) and 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2 DCA). Thirty-five States responded and the Task Force found that there continues to be great variation from State to State on how lead scavenger issues are addressed, which is summarized in this report.

Lust Trust Fund Fact Sheet: (August 2014)
The Tanks Subcommittee developed the fact sheet to summarize information, guidance, and budget information specific to the LUST Trust Fund. The Trust Fund provides federal funding to support the U.S. EPA's, States', Territories, and Tribal LUST prevention and response programs.

NOTE: A typo/ error in the original release stated that the LUST Trust Fund is financed by a "0.01 tax". The LUST Trust Fund is financed by a 0.1 cent tax (10x $0.01). The Fact Sheet has been updated to correct this error.

Development and Implementation of State Tanks Core Programs (June 2014)
The Tanks Subcommittee and the Core Report Workgroup developed this document to provide a detailed picture on the costs of operating and maintaining the State underground storage tank programs. ASTSWMO requested that all States provide data on the dollars spent on personnel, outreach, supplies, inspections, cleanup oversight, and other necessary costs associated with operating the programs. The data was compiled and analyzed to show how different States are utilizing both federal and State funds, and how expected budget cuts could impact the State UST programs.

LUST Task Force and Tanks Subcommittee Comments on the Draft U.S. EPA "Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites” (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2002-0033) (June 2013)

ASTSWMO Submits Comments to U.S. EPA Proposal to Revise UST Regulations (Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–UST–2011–0301) (April 2012)

LUST Task Force Letter in Support of Continued Funding of EPA ORD Research on Fuels (August 2009)

LUST Task Force Recommendation to EPA OUST on Lead Scavenger Sampling (April 2009)

LUST Task Force Letter to EPA OUST Requesting Assistance in Preparing a Petroleum Vapor (January 2009)

 

Tanks Publications by Task Force

Alternative Fuels Workgroup

Compatibility of UST Systems with Biofuels (June 2013)
The ASTSWMO Alternative Fuels Workgroup developed this document to serve as a resource for States, UST owners and operators, and contractors and consultants for the evaluation of equipment compatibility when storing biofuels.   The document includes an introduction to biofuels, discussion on biofuels storage and equipment compatibility, and Workgroup recommendations.  It also includes informational resources from EPA and other government/private parties, a compatibility evaluation checklist-template, and site-specific case summaries provided to ASTSWMO by individual State Tanks programs.

Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Compendium of Emergency Response Actions at Underground Storage Tank Sites – Version 2 (July 2014)
The LUST Task Force developed this compendium to present information on emergency response actions that have occurred in States across the country. UST programs across the country require reporting, initial abatement measures, and free product removal activities to occur immediately upon discovery of a release to protect human health and the environment. Updates to this compendium will be prepared periodically.

LUST TF Green Remediation Fact Sheet (August 2010)
This fact sheet is intended to be used by State and Territorial regulators who oversee the investigation and cleanup of petroleum releases at LUST sites and summarizes background information on green remediation techniques applied at the retail gasoline station scale.

LUST Technical Training Workshop Proceedings (June 2010)

LUST Task Force Petroleum Vapor Intrusion Status Report (January 2010)
This Status Report was developed for State and Territorial regulators who oversee the investigation and cleanup of petroleum products that have leaked from underground storage tanks and summarizes background information on petroleum vapor intrusion (PVI), identifies problems and needs, and describes possible solutions and a future course of action.

LUST Task Force Orientation Manual (January 2010)
This document was prepared to formally recognize the goals of the ASTSWMO Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Task Force, describe its organization, and outline its functions. The manual is helpful for new and potential Task Force members and should be used as a supplement to the ASTSWMO Members in Action policy and documents.

2005 Soil Vapor Monitoring, Vapor Intrusion, and Indoor Air: A Workshop (September 2005)
The files from the 2005 Soil Vapor Monitoring, Vapor Intrusion, and Indoor Air Workshop are grouped together on a separate page. Click on the link below to go to that page.

LUST Task Force Review of National LUST Cleanup Trends (September 2003)
A summary and files from the LUST Task Force Review of National LUST Cleanup Trends are grouped together on a separate page. Click on the link below to go to that page.

MTBE and Fuel Oxygenates Workgroup Newsletters (1998-2002)
13 MTBE and Fuel Oxygenate Workgroup Newsletters in PDF format (15.25 KB .zip).

State Fund-Financial Responsibility

State Fund Survey Results 2013
»Summary
»Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
»Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updated 2012

State Fund Survey Results 2012
»Summary
»Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and State Fund Updates

State Fund Cost Schedules Guide (March 2012 Update)
This document provides a listing of website addresses for State and Territorial cost control documents for those States and Territories that have such web posted information. The document also contains web addresses for States and Territories that do not currently have a cost control document posted. The Task Force will conduct periodic updates in order to keep the Guide up to date with new or revised information.

Guide to Tank Insurance (October 2011)
If you own or operate a UST, you must show that you have the financial resources to clean up a site if a release from your tank occurs and to pay compensation to third parties for damage to their property or for personal injury. This Guide provides information on tank insurance, including definitions and resources, regulatory requirements, types of insurance, and reporting requirements.

State Fund Survey Results 2011
»Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and State Fund Updates

State Fund Survey Results 2010
»Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Survey Results 2009 (Please note that these PDFs are meant to be printed on legal size paper)
»Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Survey Results 2008 (June 2008)
»The complete survey results in a single PDF file (190.7 KB)
See below to download sections of the result individually.
»Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds>
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

Pulse of the Nation 2008
»A compendium of State Fund stories from the 17th Annual State Fund Meeting.

2007 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2007)
»2007 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Success Stories Compendium, Eleventh Edition (June 2006)
A compendium of State Fund success stories.

2006 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2006)
»2006 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Success Stories Compendium, Tenth Edition (June 2005)
A compendium of State Fund success stories.

2005 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2005)
»2005 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

2004 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2004)
»2004 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

2003 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2003)
»2003 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

Information for Evaluating UST Financial Responsibility Options ( December 2002)
This document was prepared as a reference tool to assist State tank program managers in understanding the issues that arise in insurance coverage of leaking underground storage tanks. No reader should infer that the document advocates or discourages the use of commercial insurance in the program. Some States have developed fund-based approaches to cleanup assistance, and others are using alternative approaches to provide coverage in accordance with Federal financial assurance requirements. We believe that each State is best equipped to make such choices, and ASTSWMO's task is to provide the information necessary to make the decisions. This reference tool is intended to provide all State program managers with a consolidated source of information.

2002 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2002)
»2002 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

2001 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2001)
»2001 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

2000 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2000)
»2000 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

1999 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1999)
»1999 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

1998 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1998)
»1998 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

1997 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1997)
»1997 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

1996 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1996)
»1996 Summary
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: State Fund Updates

1995 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1995)
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

1994 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1994)
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

1993 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1993)
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 5: Summary of Additional Survey Information

1992 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1992)
»Status Table
»Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
»Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Underground Storage Tanks

UST Common Compliance Violations Report – FY 2012 (April 2014)
The UST Task Force solicited information from all States in an effort to determine which violations are most often encountered during UST compliance inspections and other verification activities. The intent of this report is to provide a national perspective with regard to which UST violations are discovered in greatest frequency and may require additional attention. The data could impact where States allocate resources and how they perform onsite UST inspections, where the regulated community can best allocate their resources to improve compliance, and future decisions regarding the long-term direction of State and federal programs.

The UST Task Force plans to update this report on an annual basis to identify any trends across the UST programs.
»UST Common Compliance Violations Report - FY 2012

Operator Training Resource Guide and Spreadsheet (March 2012 Update)
The ASTSWMO UST Task Force has developed the Operator Training Resource Guide as an information tool for States and Territories, as well as operators. It contains core information on each State UST operator training program such as the method States choose to conduct operator training, limitations imposed, how training programs and trainers are approved, and the name, phone number, and program website for each State/Territory operator training program. The UST Task Force will conduct periodic updates in order to keep the Guide up to date with new or revised information.

»Operator Training Resource Guide
»Operator Training Spreadsheet

»Operator Training Spreadsheet (separated by decision points, 12 pages) 

UST Task Force Orientation Manual (January 2011)
This document was prepared to formally recognize the goals of the ASTSWMO Underground Storage Tank (UST) Task Force, describe its organization, and outline its functions. The manual is helpful for new and potential Task Force members and should be used as a supplement to the ASTSWMO Members in Action policy and documents.

 

Other Tanks Resources

List State and Territorial UST Regulations (October 2010)
This compendium contains electronic web links to all of the 50 States, 1 Territory, and the District of Columbia UST Regulations.

U.S. EPA's State, Local, and Tribal Underground Storage Tank Programs
A Directory of State Contacts and Index of State Internet Sites

State Tanks Program Newsletters

Peer Match Trip Report Compendium
This document provides a summary of Peer Match trips taken by ASTSWMO members from State Tanks programs. For more information on the ASTSWMO Peer Match Program visit the Peer Match page.

 

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