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://osbm.nc.gov/files/pdf_files/DENR07082015.pdf 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://osbm.nc.gov/files/pdf_files/DENR07082015.pdf 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.
Petroleum Vapor Intrusion Classroom Training Brochure
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
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
Please be aware that technical difficulties have delayed the implementation of the ePay system. We are working on them and will have the system up as soon as possible.
- 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.
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.
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.