Stan Boyd, Director
401 Church Street
4th Floor, L&C Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-1541
The mission of the Division of Underground Storage Tanks is to protect human health and environment by preventing future petroleum underground storage tank releases and remediating existing petroleum underground storage tank contamination.
New Pre-Installation Notification Form
Effective June 19, 2007 new rules require tank owners to complete a Pre-Installation Notification Form at least 15 days before beginning installation of an underground storage tank. Payment of annual fees of $250 per tank compartment must also accompany the Pre-Installation Notification Form.
New Spill Bucket and Dispenser Inspection Forms
Effective June 19, 2007 new rules require tank owners to begin inspecting spill buckets and dispensers at UST facilities. Spill buckets must be inspected monthly and dispensers must be inspected quarterly and a record made of those inspections. These records must be maintained showing the last 12 months of these inspections. The Division has developed the following forms which may be used for these inspections.
E-85 Information and Forms
Prior to putting a UST system designed to store ethanol blended fuels greater than 10% ethanol into service, tank owners must complete and submit an Ethanol Equipment Compatibility Checklist and a Statement Of Compatibility indicating the UST system components will be compatible with the product stored.
Sites Under Delivery Prohibition
Facilities appearing on this list should not be receiving petroleum deliveries, nor should they be selling petroleum. This List will be updated on a regular basis.
New Reimbursement Rates
Effective July 1, 2008 new Reimbursement Guidance Document (RGD) - 001 will become effective. This document contains the latest rates for reimbursement from the state fund, as well as the latest reimbursement information. Please use these rates for reimbursement applications beginning July 1, 2008.
Notification Requirements for USTs
Tennessee Underground Storage Tank Rules require tank owners, buyers and sellers of tanks to notify the state at different times during the lifetime of a tank. There are three forms which should be used for these purposes.
Permits Handbook: Underground Storage Tank Notification
Information on who needs to file a notification, what information must be provided, what fees are required and more.
Annual UST Fees
The UST Law requires payment of an annual tank fee for tall tanks which are in use or temporarily out of service even one day during the annual billing cycle. This applies to tanks taken out of service on or after July 1, 1988, and not permanently closed in accordance with the regulations. The UST Regulations do not allow the annual fee to be prorated even if the tank was in service only part of the annual fee year. The annual billing cycle or fee year starts July 1 for USTs in East Tennessee, October 1 for USTs in Middle Tennessee and January 1 for USTs in West Tennessee. The rules list which counties are located in East, Middle and West Tennessee.
UST Database: Information About USTs in Tennessee
The Tennessee Division of Underground Storage Tanks maintains an electronic database with the name and address of each UST owner and facility in the state. The database contains information such as the name, address and ID # of each tank owner, facility information such as the facility name, address, type of facility (e.g., state owned, commercial, private), contact name, address and phone number, facility phone number, tank information such as the size of tank, tank contents, tank and piping construction, installation date, status (e.g., currently in use, out-of-service, temporarily-out-of-service) and information about upgrading, etc.