Knowing the rules regarding petroleum storage, tanks, and underground storage tank locations is a key component to commercial real estate.
The Department of Commerce promotes the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment through effective and efficient regulations, education, and enforcement. Here are some links of key importance.
Storage Tank Regulations (a.k.a Storage Tank Home Page)
Learn about the inspection of service stations, bulk plants, and pipeline terminal fuel systems as well as fuel products marketed to consumers from those systems.
Storage Tank Database
Search for storage tanks registered with the Department of Commerce.
Petroleum and Motor Fuel Complaints
Learn how to file a complaint regarding petroleum and motor fuel.
Tank Contractor Credentialing
Credential search web page
Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA)
The PECFA program was created in response to enactment of federal regulations requiring release prevention from underground storage tanks and cleanup of existing contamination from those tanks. PECFA is a reimbursement program returning a portion of incurred remedial cleanup costs to owners of eligible petroleum product systems including home heating oil systems.
The Brownfields Initiative provides funding for projects which have a positive effect on the environment by reusing abandoned, idle or underused industrial or commercial facilities or sites while promoting economic development.
Contact Environmental and Regulatory Services Division staff at the Department of Commerce with your petroleum and tank questions.
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