Homeowner’s Guide to the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program (UHOT)
The Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program allows pre-qualified environmental professionals to investigate and remediate certain low risk Unregulated Heating Oil Tanks, including residential fuel oil underground storage tanks, with limited DEP oversight subject to possible audit. Under the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program, DEP has established criteria for the pre-qualification of environmental professionals. The criteria have been designed to identify individuals whom, by virtue of education and experience, can be assumed to be sufficiently competent and trustworthy to participate in the Program.
A party remediating a qualifying Unregulated Heating Oil Tank may apply to the DEP for participation in the Program only after the remediation has been completed.
Homeowners may select any pre-qualified environmental professional listed in the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program Directory, which is available at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/unregulatedtanks/uhot_directory.pdf [pdf
To obtain an NFA under the Program, a pre-qualified environmental professional or the homeowner shall submit the following to the DEP:
- A completed Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program Questionnaire.
- A “Certification Statement,” signed by the remediating party, stating that they have personally examined and are familiar with the information submitted therein and all attached documents. A "Certified Statement" must also be signed by the pre-qualified environmental professional stating that all work performed up to the date of the submission has been conducted under the direct on-site supervision and oversight of the pre-qualified environmental professional and was performed in compliance with the Technical Requirements and other applicable standards, and that the property or AOC meets the eligibility criteria for the Program.
- A non-refundable certified check in the amount of $400, payable to the “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”
- A copy of all appropriate Remediation Documents prepared in accordance with the reporting requirements contained in Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E)
Please note: The Program will accept sites (cases) which undergo all aspects of remediation (soil and ground water) on Unregulated Heating Oil Tanks with certain exceptions listed at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/unregulatedtanks/uhot_guidance.htm#excluded.
For more information for environmental professionals, please visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/unregulatedtanks/professionals.htm
DEP Announces Filing Extension for May 12, 2009 UST Exams
DEP Announces Next Application Period for Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program
Posted 24 March 2009
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced a filing extension through April 6, 2009 for individuals and businesses seeking certification for various activities related to regulated and unregulated underground storage tanks. The exams are being offered May 12, 2009.
Applicants are encouraged to read the application instructions carefully, and ensure that applications and any required supporting documentation are received by the DEP Exams and Licensing Unit by close of business on April 6.
Changes to the Questionnaire
Updated 25 March 2008
Changes have been made to the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program Questionnaire. Two questions have been added to the Ground Water Section to reflect changes made in the Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program Guidance. Updated versions of these documents are available below.
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