DAR File No. 41401
This notice was published in the April 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Environmental Response and Remediation
Accessing the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund for Leaking Petroleum Storage Tanks
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 41401
Filed: 03/27/2017 03:20:52 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Section 19-6-403 of the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act gives the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board authority to regulate USTs and petroleum storage tanks and make rules for administration of the petroleum storage tank program. Subsection 19-6-105(1)(g) of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act gives the Board the authority to establish standards governing USTs. Section 19-6-409 of the UST Act creates the Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Trust Fund and provides for payment of costs covered by the Fund, including certain costs of UST consultants hired by third parties who have been affected by a release from an UST. Section 19-6-419 of the UST Act specifies costs to be paid by the PST Trust Fund for investigating and cleaning up releases at UST sites, and specifies that the Board shall make rules governing the apportionment of costs among third-party claimants for releases that are covered by the fund.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
No comments on this rule have been received since the last five-year review.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
This rule is an integral part of the PST Trust Fund, and provides the necessary protocol allowing access to fund monies for investigating and cleaning up petroleum releases covered by the fund. It helps maintain the financial viability of the fund to provide a means for UST owners/operators to meet the federally-mandated financial responsibility requirements, and provide reimbursement for expenses associated with covered petroleum releases. It provides necessary requirements to implement Subsection 19-6-409(2)(e) of the UST Act, and provides for payment of certain costs of UST consultants hired by third parties. Therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Environmental Quality
Environmental Response and RemediationRoom First Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Gary Astin at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4103, by FAX at 801-359-8853, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Wilson at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4138, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Brent Everett, Director
More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170415.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Gary Astin at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4103, by FAX at 801-359-8853, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; David Wilson at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4138, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.