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The Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade And Closure Fund
(Petroleum UST Fund, was also called UST Fund or PUST Fund)


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2011, NEW UST FUND APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR PROCESSED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. New UST Fund applications will be date stamped at the time of receipt and held until such time as sufficient funding becomes available. At that time applications will be reviewed and processed based on the order of receipt.

The Department of Environmental Protection is aware that contractors advertise that state funding is available and tank removal and remediation can be done at no cost to homeowners. Please be advised there has never been a guarantee of funding to any UST Fund applicant.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THE REVIEW OF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROVAL REQUESTS. If you have previously submitted an application that has been approved, any supplemental funding request for that application will be reviewed and processed until such time as available funding is exhausted.

If you have questions regarding these program changes, please call NJDEP at (609) 984-2076.


Please note that effective July 1, 2010 the UST Fund will no longer accept new Regulated UST Fund applications.  This deadline does not effect Unregulated UST Fund Applications (Which includes all residential heating oil tanks) or Regulated Supplemental UST Fund Applications.

All new Regulated UST Fund applications received after June 30, 2010 will not be considered for funding.  For additional information please contact the UST Fund at 609‑777‑0772.

Closes 6/30/2010
(Including Residential Heating Oil Tanks)

Petroleum UST Fund Regulated Application

The application includes the current UST Fund Cost Guide and Fact Sheet.

Petroleum UST Fund Unregulated Application

The application includes the current UST Fund Cost Guide and Fact Sheet.

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 provides loans and grants to eligible owners and operators of regulated and non-regulated petroleum underground storage tanks to help finance project costs for the upgrade and closure of State regulated underground storage tanks and remediation of discharges from regulated and non-regulated underground storage tanks. The UST Fund was amended in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009.


UST Fund Frequently Asked Questions

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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.