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Underground Storage Tank Enforcement


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Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compliance & Enforcement is a component of the Division’s Water C&E program.  This program component is dedicated to enforcing what are commonly referred to as the “operational compliance” requirements for UST’s, found in N.J.A.C. 7:14B.  These include, but are not limited to, the Registration requirements in Subchapters 1 & 2, General Operating Requirements found in Subchapter 5, Release Detection requirements in Subchapter 5, Release Reporting and Investigation requirements found in Subchapter 7, Out-Of-Service and Closure requirements found in Subchapter 9 and Financial Responsibility requirements found in Subchapter 15.

Our functions include providing compliance assistance, performing UST facility inspections, investigation of regulated UST related complaints, issuance of enforcement documents that may include penalty assessments, negotiation of return to compliance schedules and penalty settlements and the administration

providing compliance assistance
performing UST facility inspections
investigation of regulated UST related complaints
issuance of enforcement documents that may include penalty assessments
negotiation of return to compliance schedules and penalty settlements
issues enforcement documents, both formal and informal which may include assessed penalties
assists the Attorney General in developing enforcement cases and testifies in court
negotiate compliance schedule and penalty settlements


Statutory and regulatory authority
To view and/or obtain copies of Department rules go to
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/legal/nj_env_law.htm

For N.J.A.C. 7:14B, Underground Storage of Hazardous Substances (UST) Rules, go to
http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/regs/

See also Water Pollution Control Act: N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq. and related regulations found in N.J.A.C. 7:14-1 1 et seq.; and N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1 1 et seq.


Who do I call to report a complaint?
Jonathan D. Berg, Program Manager
phone (609) 633-0737
fax (609) 292-9938

 

 
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