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The EPA recently issued two final guidelines for states to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This will include the inspection grant guidelines and the grant guidelines for state compliance reports on government underground storage tanks (USTs).
The inspection-grant guidelines describe the minimum requirements states must meet in order to comply with the inspection provisions contained in the act. The guidelines require states to ensure that USTs not inspected since Dec. 22, 1998 undergo an on-site inspection before Aug. 8, 2007 and then undergo an on-site inspection at least once every three years thereafter.
The grant guidelines for state compliance reports on government USTs describe the minimum requirements a state’s report must contain in order to comply with the government UST compliance report provision in the act. The guidelines require that states must report to EPA no later than Aug. 8, 2007 on the compliance status of federal, state, and local government-owned and government-operated USTs.
More information is available at www.epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/epact_05.htm#Final.