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Virginia DEQ - Petroleum Program

Notice of Public Comment - New UST Requirements Guidance Effective January 1, 2021

As provided in § 2.2-4002.1 of the Administrative Process Act (APA), DEQ is seeking comments on whether the "New UST Requirements Guidance Effective January 1, 2021" document is: (i) contrary to state law or regulation; or, (ii) should not be exempted from the provisions of the APA. The formal comment period is from June 22, 2020 to July 22, 2020.

To view this document or make a comment on the document, visit the comment forum on Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. For additional information or documents related to this guidance, contact Alicia Meadows

View UST Requirements Webinar

The UST Requirements Webinar recorded in September 2019 is available for viewing. Follow the link and complete the fields to view the webinar. New UST Requirements Webinar

2019 Reimbursement Guidance and Forms

Guidance documents, forms, and calculation tools for work authorized on or after August 1, 2019 are available on the Guidance & Regulation page. Volume VI of the Reimbursement Guidance explains eligibility, claim restrictions, and requirements, and contains all the forms necessary to complete a claim and obtain authorization for corrective action. Volume VII contains the UCRs.

Tank Program Mailing Lists

The DEQ Tank Program has created new mailing lists based on our three program areas: Tank Facility Compliance, Cleanups, and Reimbursement. Follow the link to the signup form to receive updates and helpful information based on your interests.

Fillable Environmental Pollution Report

DEQ has prepared a fillable environmental pollution report (EPR) for use in reporting releases to regional offices. Instructions for completing the report are provided as comments and tooltips within the form. Once complete, email your complete EPR with any attachments to your DEQ regional office. A map of DEQ regional offices and their service areas is available on the Locations page. Contact karen.haley@deq.virginia.gov with any questions or technical problems.

Download the February 2020 update to the EPR here and on our Files and Forms page.


 

There is an Interactive Mapping application which provides graphical information for release sites.  This application displays cross-media geographical features including petroleum release sites, solid waste facilities, 303D impaired waters, water quality monitoring stations and more. Also, there are Links for related information outside the Petroleum Program that may be beneficial to the visitor.

The Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Program provides various customer services to the Virginia community. The staff for the Petroleum Program is located at the DEQ Central Office and the regional offices around the state.

The Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) and Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compliance Inspections Programs: DEQ Central Office staff develop regulations and coordinate the statewide effort to maintain compliance with the AST/UST requirements. The staff of the six statewide regional offices conducts AST/UST compliance inspections of regulated tanks in a cooperative effort with the regulated community to protect human health and the environment.

Leaks and/or spills of petroleum and/or regulated substances into the environment must be reported to DEQ. After a release is reported, DEQ staff will work with the tank owner/operator to characterize and clean up the release. There is a Search engine located at the top of all the Petroleum Program webpages to aid in finding information about the program.

Contact Information

The information below is for accessing the Central Office for the Petroleum Program. Specific programs and contact information for Petroleum Programs can be found on the Regional and Central Office Contacts page.

P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
804.698.4010 (Phone)
804.698.4266 (Fax)

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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