Petroleum Storage Tanks (PST): Compliance Resources
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 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.
- Discharges for Water Contaminated by Petroleum Fuel or Petroleum Substances: Am I Regulated?
- Water: What Is My Source?
- Am I a Public Water System? If you have a private well, you may be a public water system.
- You're a Public Water System…Now What? (RG-496) – A guide for rules and regulations that apply to public water systems, especially for those who may have recently learned they own a PWS.
- Waste Designation Decision Matrix
- Industrial and Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations for Small-Quantity Generators (RG-234)
- Petroleum Storage Tanks Registrations: Am I Regulated?
- Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank Cleanups
Compliance Overview Tools
- Inventory Control
- Doing Inventory Control Right For Underground Storage Tanks – This EPA booklet will help you learn how to use inventory control to illustrate compliance with regulatory requirements. Please note that the booklet states you will need to maintain records for one year; however, according to 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 334, owners and operators are required to keep inventory control records for at least five years.
- Non-Blended Inventory Control Worksheet – The following link will open an interactive Inventory Control worksheet for non-blended fuel systems. Please download the worksheet to your own computer to use it.
- Operator Training – The TCEQ passed new rules in 2011 that set Aug. 8, 2012, as the deadline for UST systems to have designated and trained Class A, Class B, and Class C operators.
- PST Energy Act Focused Investigation Checklist – This checklist will help you evaluate compliance with the following topics: self-certification, financial assurance, corrosion protection, release detection, spill and overfill prevention, release reporting, recordkeeping, and operator training.
- PST Registration and Technical Assistance – This TCEQ page also is a gateway to several PST databases.
- Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks – Chapter 334 of the Texas Administrative Code
- Delinquent Fees
Where can I find more information and assistance?
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 TexasEnviroHelp.org.