DEEP: Marine Terminal License Fact Sheet

Marine Terminals
An Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet

Program Overview

This licensing program, administered by the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, regulates oil, petroleum and chemical bulk storage facilities that receive product from, or dispense it to, ships or barges. In considering applications, the Marine Terminals Program reviews engineering design and certification of aboveground storage facilities as well as the type of product stored, the storage capacity, and the age and condition of the facility tanks and other containment systems.

Authorizing Statutes

Sections 22a-449(b) and 22a-449(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)

Who Must Apply

All owners or operators of terminals which receive petroleum or hazardous chemical liquid products from waterborne vessels or dispense such products to vessels.

Required Application Documents

License Application for Marine Terminals (DEEP-MT-APP-300), including but not limited to supporting documentation such as a USGS topographic quadrangle map; site plan (approximately 24" by 36", drawn to scale); an operations manual detailing safe procedures for materials handling; a spill plan of action and a Facility Response Plan; and a list of spill containment equipment available at the facility; Applicant Compliance Information (DEEP-APP-002).

Note: A new application form has been developed for the Marine Terminal License (referenced above). Also, the Marine Terminal License duration is changing from one year to 3 years. To implement this change, a phase-in over the 2013 to 2015 cycle will take place as follows, based on the location of the facility.

Western Connecticut:  Terminals located in Litchfield and Fairfield Counties will receive a three year license in 2013 which will expire on June 30, 2016. A $100 application fee must be submitted with the application.

Central Connecticut:  Terminals located in Hartford and New Haven Counties will receive a two year license in 2013 which will expire on June 30, 2015. A $100 application fee must be submitted with the application. The three year license will be issued in 2015.

Eastern Connecticut:  Terminals located in Middlesex, Tolland, Windham and New London Counties will receive a one year license in 2013 which will expire June 30, 2014. A $100 application fee must be submitted with the application. The three year license will be issued in 2014.

Fees

A fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is required with each application. A three (3) year license is being phased in during the 2013 to 2015 cycle. Refer to "Required Application Documents' section above for more detail.

Review and Processing

Upon receipt of the application package and the application fee, a detailed review of the application is conducted for sufficiency, general consistency with applicable standards and criteria and technical criteria, followed by license issuance or denial.

Unique Processing Features

US Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency also have jurisdiction over portions of these facilities and may inspect and review any required documents. Violations of federal requirements or the failure to properly address spill prevention or remediation can delay the processing of a permit application.

Average Processing Time

For this permit program, processing time for a typical application, based upon recent experience is less than 45 days. Past performance is not a guarantee of future processing timeframes.  In order to increase the efficiency of application processing, we recommend that you utilize the Department's Pre-Application Guidance process, assure that your application package is properly completed at the time of submittal, and that you promptly reply to any requests for information.

Permit Duration

Note: A three (3) year license is being phased in during the 2013 to 2015 cycle. Refer to "Required Application Documents' section above for more detail.

Contact Information

MARINE TERMINALS PROGRAM
BUREAU OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
79 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CT 06106-5127

860-424-4186 Dave Keating

This overview is designed to answer general questions and provide basic information. You should refer to the appropriate statutes and regulations for the specific regulatory language of the different permit programs. This document should not be relied upon to determine whether or not an environmental permit is required. It is your responsibility to obtain and comply with all required permits.

Fact Sheet: DEEP-MT-FS-300
Last updated: February 2014

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