PST Forms and Guidance
Forms and guidance for leaking PSTs include:
- Interoffice Memorandums (IOMs)
- Regulatory Guidance (RGs)
- LPST Action Levels and Target Levels
- PST Program QAPP
Contact the Remediation Division, Petroleum Storage Tank/Dry Cleaner Remediation Program Section, at 512-239-2200 for more information about PST release reporting, assessment, and remediation, or to obtain PST program documents not available on this page.
IOMs describe new policies, changes to existing policies or guidance, new legislation, new human health risk assessment information, etc.
- September 6, 2006, Chapter 334 Closure Criteria for Domestic Irrigation Wells (IOM-090606). Addresses the allowable levels of groundwater contamination that can remain in place in domestic irrigation wells at Chapter 334 leaking petroleum storage tank (LPST) sites at the time of site closure.
- July 31, 2003, Sample Handling and Preservation Procedures; Collection Procedures for Groundwater Samples (IOM-073103). Reiterates standard industry procedures for proper collection, handling and custody of environmental samples, which apply to all samples collected under any TCEQ Remediation Division program (e.g., PST Program, Corrective Action, Voluntary Cleanup Program). Outlines a new custody procedure that must be followed when samples will not be received by the laboratory within two (2) days of sample collection. Brief discussion of previously issued TCEQ guidance ("Consistency Memorandum" , July 23, 1998) on low-flow groundwater collection and filtering.
- July 17, 2003, Process for Expedited Closure Evaluation for Priority 4.1 Petroleum Hydrocarbon LPST Sites (IOM-071703). Describes how and under what conditions, LPST sites that are considered low-risk can be brought to closure quickly and appropriately.
November 12, 2001, LPST Program Corrective Action Deadlines Effective September 1, 2001 (IOM-111201). HB 2912 (the TCEQ "Sunset" bill) and HB 2687, both enacted by the 77th Texas Regular Legislative Session of 2001, impose new corrective action, annual reporting, and reimbursement deadlines on certain LPST sites and also extend the life of the Petroleum Storage Tank Remediation (PSTR) fund through August 31, 2006. The new statutory deadlines apply to all LPST sites where the release was reported to the agency on or before December 22, 1998, whether corrective action costs are eligible for reimbursement or not.
- A mass mailout discussing the new legislation and new deadlines was prepared and mailed to over 5000 responsible parties (RPs) November 12, 2001. Included in the mailout package was a cover letter , a guidance document (which included a summary table of applicable PST Program guidance documents and forms), and a Not the RP form . A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) was also available.
- The form in the mailout packet is to be filled out only by persons believing that they received the mailout in error, either because they are not the RP, or there is a different point of contact for the RP. RPs that believe they are financially unable to complete the necessary corrective actions at their sites, are advised to contact the PST Responsible Party Remediation section (e-mail email@example.com or phone 512-239-2200) to request a State-Lead packet.
- May 18, 2001, Guidelines for Sampling Domestic Water Wells for Petroleum Storage Tank Contaminants (IOM-051801). Provides general guidelines for collecting representative water samples from domestic water wells.
- January 10, 2001, Standard Operating Procedure for Evaluation of Costs of Sampling & Analysis of Groundwater Samples for Monitor Wells with Water Levels Above the Top of the Wellscreen (IOM-011001). Explains reimbursement eligibility for groundwater samples collected from monitoring wells screened above and below the top of the water table.
- November 1, 1999, Guidance for Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) Sites Located on State Designated Major/Minor Aquifers or Local Water Supply (IOM-110199). Applies to sites where the impact has affected a known local/regional water supply or State Designated Major/Minor Aquifer. Criteria replaces applicable portions of Items 3 and 4 of the March 6, 1997 RG-36 Clarification IOM.
- February 23, 1998, Preapproval Costs for Groundwater Monitoring of RNA Parameters (IOM-022398). Future groundwater monitoring workplans should clearly state the indicator data. Workplans should also clearly identify which data, if any, will be obtained through laboratory analysis rather than field methods. Outlines allowable costs for this activity.
August 12, 1997, Protective Concentrations in Groundwater for Construction Worker Exposure (IOM-081297). This IOM outlines the process and criteria regarding construction worker exposure to groundwater and should be used to determine appropriate actions that should be taken at LPST sites to address the construction worker/groundwater exposure issue. This IOM includes the following files:
- August 12, 1997 IOM, Adjustment to March 6, 1997 Protective Concentrations in Groundwater for Construction Worker Exposure to Account for Time-Averaged Exposure
- Attachment 2 (Chemical/Physical Properties Table)
- References - The reference file goes with the Attachment 2 (Chemical/Physical Properties Table).
- April 29, 1997, Interim Guidance1: Monitoring Natural Attenuation for Verification of Groundwater Plume Stability (IOM-042997). Based on a paper by McAllister, P.M., and Chiang, C.Y., 1994, A Practical Approach to Evaluating Natural Attenuation of Contaminants in Ground Water, in Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, V.14, pp. 161-173.
- March 6, 1997, Clarifications and Amendments for Implementation of RG-36 (IOM-030697). Modifies RG-36 (Risk-Based Corrective Action for Leaking Storage Tank Sites) to clarify when to conduct a Plan B risk assessment, and discusses exposure pathways and use of the exit criteria (see February 10, 1997 IOMs). Several changes have also been made to exposure equations and toxicity data.
February 10, 1997, Exit Criteria (IOM-021097). The following IOMs were issued :
- Guidance for Judging the Adequacy of Contaminant Delineation for Purposes of Determining if Further Corrective Action is Needed and Process for Closure Evaluation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon LPST Sites Exceeding Target Concentrations . This packet contains a cover letter, questions and answers, and the IOMs.
- A second file contains errata .
- TCEQ-0013, Monitoring Event Summary and Status Report Form, is no longer available. (Replaced by "Groundwater Monitoring Report" TCEQ-00013)
- TCEQ-0017, Field Activity Report Form
- TCEQ-0025, Product Recovery Report Form
- TCEQ-0028, Site Closure Request Form
- TCEQ-0030, Final Site Closure Report Form
- TCEQ-0495, Construction Notification Form
- TCEQ-0507, Notice of Corrective Action
- TCEQ-0562, Assessment Report Form
- TCEQ-0621, Release Determination Report Form. This form has been revised due to the 30 TAC 334 rule change effective March 19, 2009. Use it to report the results of all release determination activities.
- TCEQ-0659, Aboveground Storage Tank Registration Form (WPD format)
- TCEQ-0694, Notice of Remedial System Installation (NRSI) Form
- TCEQ-0695, Remedial Technology Screening (RTS) Form
- TCEQ-0696, Operation, Monitoring, and Performance Report (OMPR) Form
- TCEQ-0707, CAP Worksheets
- TCEQ-0724, UST Registration & Self-Certification Form
- TCEQ-00013, Groundwater Monitoring Report
- TCEQ-20097, Incident Report Form . Use this form to report suspected or confirmed PST releases to the TCEQ within 24 hours of discovery.
- TCEQ-20428, Correspondence ID Form must accompany all correspondence submitted to all Remediation Division cleanup programs and should be affixed to the front of your submittal as a cover page on or after June 1, 2010. Before completing the form, be sure to read the Correspondence ID Form Instructions.
- RG-36, Risk-Based Corrective Action for Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank Sites (PDF), is being updated and is currently unavailable. Once the updates are complete, the document will be made available for download..
- RG-411, Investigating and Reporting Releases from Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs) (August 2012), has been revised to remove references to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) rule and to update Table 1 to reflect current action levels. The investigation and sampling requirements established in RG-411 remain the same.
- RG-523/PST-06, Groundwater Monitoring and Reporting for LPST Sites (June 2014). This document contains guidelines for registered corrective action specialists and licensed corrective action project managers on groundwater monitoring and reporting for leaking petroleum storage tank sites in Texas.
- The following are current PST program Action Levels, Target Concentrations, and supporting information:
- Action Levels (revised August 12, 2011)
- Plan A Target Concentrations (revised September 1, 2011)
- Equations used to derive the Target Concentrations (revised September 2, 2011)
- Toxicity parameters and chemical/physical factors (revised August 18, 2011)