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Petroleum Storage Tanks (PST): Compliance Resources

Information for small business owners and local governments who operate petroleum storage tank (PST) facilities in Texas.

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New Information The TCEQ is going forward with adopting the 2015 UST Regulations published by EPA. There will be an informal PST Stakeholder Meeting in May 2017 to share potential state rule revisions prior to proposal for review and informal comments. More information on the date and location will be posted as it becomes available.

State rules for petroleum storage tanks set technical standards that regulated PSTs must meet, Title 30 TAC Chapter 334.


Stage I Vapor Recovery

An update is available on the changes to the Stage I vapor recovery rules for owners and operators of gas dispensing facilities in Texas.

Stage II Vapor Recovery

  • Decommissioning of Stage II Rule – Gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) may begin the process of removing Stage II equipment on May 16, 2014 providing that all other requirements for decommissioning have been met, including appropriate notification.
      • Owners and operators of GDFs must submit the Decommissioning Notification Form Adobe Acrobat PDF Document to the local TCEQ Regional Office 30-calendar days before any physical decommissioning activities begin.
      • Owners and operators of GDFs that elect to continue with their Stage II equipment can do so, but must continue to test, repair, replace, and maintain the Stage II equipment in accordance with current Stage II requirements.
      • All decommissioning must be completed by August 31, 2018.

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The TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at 800-447-2827 or visit our Web page at

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