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Registering and Self-Certifying Underground Storage Tanks

How to comply with state requirements to self-certify underground storage tanks that hold motor fuels. Links to relevant application forms.

Please note: USTs storing regulated substances that are not motor fuels do NOT require Self-Certification or Delivery Certificates. The definition for motor fuels can be found in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 334.2, Paragraph (59).Exit the TCEQ

To register your regulated petroleum storage tank with the TCEQ and receive a delivery certificate, you must:

  • Complete and submit form TCEQ-0724, UST Registration and Self-Certification Form.


NOTE: When completing a UST Registration Form, you must adhere to the TCEQ Data Standards.

TCEQ Data Standards: 

Regulated Entity/Alternate Regulated Entity Standards:

A “Regulated Entity” is the activity, place or other thing in which the TCEQ has an environmental interest. A Regulated Entity identifies a single location where a regulated activity is occurring. Examples are sites, facilities and licenses.

In accordance with the TCEQ Central Registry Naming Standards, a Regulated Entity/Alternate Regulated Entity (Facility) name should not have INC, CO, LP, etc. in the name.  Due to TCEQ’s data standards disallowing the terms INC, CO, LP, etc. within the RE name, the RE may not completely match the actual site name originally provided by the applicant. This standard also applies to all the following organizational endings:













Limited Liability Company

Limited Company



Limited Partnership




Professional Limited Liability Company        




Customer Name Standards

A “Customer” is an Individual or Organization responsible for one or more Regulated Entities.

The Legal Name of an Organization must be verified and entered into the system as it is shown on the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) website. If the Customer Name cannot be located in SOS, it should be verified and entered as shown on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) website.

Assumed Names / DBA’s 

As of June 10th, 2009 by order of the Deputy Director of OPR, the Agency will no longer prepare authorizations in the name of an Assumed Name.  All authorizations (i.e. permits, registrations, etc.) should be prepared in the name of the legal entity and there should be a direct match between the Agency’s Customer Name and that entity’s Tax ID number, as applicable. The Customer’s Legal Name should also be used in the Individual/Organization and Legal Name fields instead of using Doing Business As (DBA) Names. 

To eliminate any delay in processing your registration and to safeguard Central Registry data integrity, please ensure you follow these standards.  Any questions, please contact the TCEQ Central Registry at 512-239-5175.


  • Not owe the agency any fees or penalties.
  • Self-certify compliance with applicable TCEQ rules in the following areas:
    • All regulated tanks at your facility have been registered.
    • All UST fees billed to date to the current owner must be paid in full, including annual fees plus all late fees, penalties and interest for that facility as described in the rules Title 30 TAC Chapter 334, Subchapter B.Exit the TCEQ Beginning September 1, 2007, Petroleum Storage Tank owners were no longer assessed annual registration fees. Any fee that required payment prior to September 1, 2007 (Fiscal Year 2007 and all prior years) will continue to be the responsibility of the tank owner. This includes fees for tanks that were not properly registered by September 1, 2007.
    • Financial Assurance (e.g. insurance) requirements have been met. Beginning September 1, 2007, all annual Self-Certification forms must be accompanied with proof of financial assurance.
    • Your UST systems must meet the technical standardsfor:
      • release detection
      • corrosion protection
      • spill and overfill prevention
    • Make sure each UST fill pipe at your facility has been clearly labeled according to the uniform system described in the rules [Title 30 TAC Chapter 334, Subchapter A, Section 8(c)(5)(C)].

When you complete these steps, you will receive a "delivery certificate." You must post this certificate at the facility. If an unexpired delivery certificate is not available, fuel suppliers are prohibited from delivering motor fuel into your USTs.

If you have questions about these requirements, call the TCEQ:

  • Tank registration and tank fees owed: 512/239-2160
  • Financial assurance: 512/239-0300

Completing Form TCEQ-0724, UST Registration and Self-Certification Form

TCEQ-0724 is available in these formats:

To Learn More about PST Regulations

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