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New Mileage and Lodging Rates Effective October 1, 2008

On October 1, 2008 new mileage and lodging rates for reimbursement go into effect.

>>> See a schedule of these new rates

NEW - Compliance Tool Box Published

In January, 2008 all tank owners in Tennessee were mailed a copy of the Division's latest tank owner assistance aid, a CD called Compliance Tool Box. Compliance Tool Box is a collection of documents and references all designed to help tank owners learn about and achieve compliance with the Tennessee Underground Storage Tank rules and regulations. Instructions for downloading a copy can be found by clicking on the link below.

>>> Click for the Compliance Tool Box

Clarification of Implementation Date in EPA Secondary Containment Guidelines

On November 15, 2006 EPA issued final Guidelines on Secondary Containment as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. These Guidelines mandate that states choose between installing secondary containment or requiring financial responsibility on manufacturers and installers as an additional means of protecting groundwater. Tennessee, along with the majority of other states, has chosen to require secondary containment. The Guidelines contain an implementation date of February 8, 2007 which has led to some confusion among tank manufacturers and installers. The Division of Underground Storage Tanks also issued a letter which explains that the February 8, 2007 date is not a federal deadline for secondary containment, and that the Division will be promulgating state regulations which will contain a deadline for implementation of secondary containment. The final EPA Secondary Containment Guidelines may be viewed on EPA’s website

>>> Click for Stan Boyd's letter containing more information. (pdf format)

Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act of 2005

On August 8, 2005 President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Title XV, Subtitle B of this sweeping legislation is known as the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act of 2005. This is the most significant federal Underground Storage Tank legislation since the passage of the federal UST rules September 22, 1988. The UST provisions are on pages 1563-1607 of the Act. The complete Act can be viewed here

New Tennessee RBCA Process In Effect

Effective December 1, 2004, the Division implemented a new Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) Process. The TN-RBCA Process is a revision of previous processes and provides several advantages.

>>> Click for more detailed information.

Reimbursement Policy Change - October 12, 2004

The facts are that the demands upon the fund have continued to rise, due to a number of factors, while the revenue streams which are the source of fund dollars have remained relatively constant. Due to the resulting increased need to be better stewards of the fund, the Division of Underground Storage Tanks (the Division) is re-evaluating many of its existing practices.

>>> Click for related memo from UST Director Stan Boyd with more detailed information. (pdf format)

Board Members, Meetings and Agenda

Information on the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Board, including members and meeting information.

>>> Click to visit the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Board Web site

Related External Links

USTfields Pilot Project

USTfields Initiative - EPA