DEEP: Energy Policy Act Requirements

Underground Storage Tanks
Energy Policy Act of 2005
Public Record Requirements
 
Delivery Prohibition
The EPA's state delivery prohibition website is available at www.epa.gov/oust/dp/index.htm .  This site provides links to states' and territories' delivery prohibition programs where users will find detailed information, including applicable laws, regulations, and policies.  Information accessible through this site can help fuel delivery drivers determine if an underground storage tank is not eligible to receive fuel.

Section 1527 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 stated that, by August 2007, states and territories receiving funds under Subtitle I of the Solid Waste Disposal Act were required to meet delivery prohibition requirements described in grant guidelines EPA developed.  EPA consulted with states and representatives from the underground storage tank and fuel delivery industries to develop the guidelines.  During that consultation, some stakeholders requested that EPA provide information on delivery prohibition programs developed and used by states and EPA committed to provide that information.  This website fulfills that commitment.  

Please address any comments or questions regarding EPA's delivery prohibition website to Tim Smith or 202-564-0643.
 
Record of USTs Regulated under Subtitle I

CT DEEP maintains, annually updates and makes available to the public a record of USTs regulated under Subtitle I to meet the Energy Policy Act of 2005 public record requirements.  The CT public record contains the following type of information:

  • The number, sources, and causes of UST releases in CT. 
  • The record of compliance by USTs in CT with a state program approved under Section 9004 of Subtitle I.
  • Data on the number of UST equipment failures in CT.

Operational Compliance Rates

Connecticut has reported 69% operational compliance for federal fiscal year 2015 compared to 64% for the previous year.  Significant operational compliance generally means that the UST systems at a facility have the proper equipment/procedures in place, and are being properly operated and maintained in order to detect a release.

The average for operational compliance was 51% for FY 2015.  Please note that some states including Connecticut have operational requirements that are more stringent than the federal requirements. The table below compares operational compliance rates for Connecticut and the other New England states for FY 2015.  The figures are from the EPA FY 2015 End of Year Activity Report for the Underground Storage Tanks program.


 State
% in Significant Operational Compliance with Release Prevention Regulations 
% in Significant Operational Compliance with Release Detection Regulations 
% of UST Facilities in SOC w/UST Release Detection and Release Prevention 
 CT*
80%
76%
69%
ME
82%
80%
77%
MA
92%
25%
23%
NH
62%
64%
57%
RI*
79%
83%
68%
VT*
84%
81%
75%
 Average
83%
56%
 51%

 *States reporting based on requirements more stringent than the federal requirements.

For more detailed information on significant operational compliance, and national data on compliance rates, follow the link to the End of the Year Reports for fiscal year 2015 on the EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks website at www.epa.gov/oust/ust-performance-measures.

For further information regarding this public record please contact the CT DEEP, Storage Tank and PCB Enforcement Unit at (860) 424-3374 or e-mail the Program Supervisor or write to: 

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Storage Tank and PCB Enforcement Unit
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127

Content last updated May 2016