Also, Please note that effective July 1, 2010, the UST Fund discontinued accepting new Regulated UST Fund applications. However if a regulated tank is newly discovered, the UST Fund will accept an application in this situation, if the owner/operator files their application for a newly discovered and previously unregistered regulated tank within 18 months from the date of discovery. This deadline does not affect supplemental UST Fund applications for regulated or unregulated (residential heating oil tank) applications.
For additional information please contact the UST Fund at (609) 984-2076.
UST Fund Background
On August 30, 1997, Governor Whitman signed the law establishing the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade and Closure Fund (UST Fund) within the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and administered jointly with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
The UST Fund was created to provide financial assistance to eligible owners and operators of leaking petroleum underground storage tanks The UST Fund statute was amended in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Be advised that as of October 3, 2006, due to the enactment of P.L. 2006, c.58, all contractors performing work on non-regulated underground storage tanks, including homeowner heating oil tanks, where work is being funded by the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade & Closure Fund, must be certified in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:14B-13.
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