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Aboveground Storage Tank Facility Plan

Provides the definition of an Aboveground Storage Tank facility plan, outlines who is required to submit a plan to the TCEQ, lists the required forms, and provides fee information.

What is an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) facility plan?

An AST facility plan is a detailed plan that outlines best management practices that will be implemented in order to protect water quality when a regulated aboveground storage tank facility Exit the TCEQ is constructed in the Edwards Aquifer recharge or transition zone.

Who is required to prepare and submit an AST facility plan?

An AST facility plan is required for the installation of permanent aboveground storage tanks at a facility that will have a total storage capacity of 500 gallons or more of static hydrocarbons or hazardous substances on either the recharge or transition zones of the Edwards Aquifer.

Permanent aboveground storage tanks that will have a total storage capacity of less than 500 gallons are not required to have an AST facility plan.

When should an AST facility plan be submitted to the TCEQ?

An AST facility plan must go through the application submission and review process and be approved prior to the commencement of construction of the regulated tanks.

How much is the fee?

The fee is $650 per tank. For additional information on fees, view the Application Fee Form TCEQ-0574 (PDF, Word), which includes a complete fee schedule.

How do I know what forms to complete?

Use the forms listed below to prepare your AST facility plan application. 

If you are installing an organized sewage collection system, an underground storage tank, or conducting other regulated activities, review the Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan - Required Forms Flowchart to determine if additional forms are required.

Are there any tips for completing this type of plan?

  • Do not leave any questions unanswered. If a question does not apply to your site, enter “N/A” in the blank and briefly explain why the question does not apply.
  • A containment area is a required element of the plan. Certain double-walled tanks are acceptable in place of the tank containment requirement.
  • If underground piping is proposed, then a continuous leak-detection system is required for the piping.

Application Cover Page

General Information

Geologic Assessment

  • Form TCEQ-0585 (PDF, Word)
  • Instructions to Geologists TCEQ-0585-Instructions (PDF, Word)
  • Geologic Assessment Table TCEQ-0585-Table (PDF, Excel)

Aboveground Storage Tank Facility Plan Application

  • Form TCEQ-0575 (PDF, Word)
  • Application Checklist TCEQ-0575-Checklist (PDF, Word)

Temporary Stormwater Section

Permanent Stormwater Section

Agent Authorization

  • Form TCEQ-0599 (PDF, Word), if application submitted by agent

Application Fee

  • Form TCEQ-0574 (PDF, Word)
  • Check payable to the “Texas Commission on Environmental Quality”

Core Data Form

  • Form TCEQ-10400 (PDF, Word)
  • Instructions TCEQ-10400-Instructions (Word)

Who can I contact if I need help?

If you are located in Williamson, Travis, or Hays County, call the TCEQ’s Austin Regional Office at 512-339-2929. For help in Comal, Bexar, Medina, Uvalde, or Kinney County, call TCEQ’s San Antonio Regional Office at 210-490-3096.

Program Updates

Hot Topic Edwards Aquifer Protection Program (EAPP) Public Hearings
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or commission) will conduct public hearings to receive comments from the public on actions the commission should take to protect the Edwards Aquifer from pollution, as required under Texas Water Code, §26.046.  This requirement assists the commission in its shared responsibility with local governments such as cities and groundwater conservation districts to protect the water quality of the aquifer. 

The hearings will be held at the following times and locations: Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the TCEQ Park 35 Office Complex, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S, Austin; and Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tesoro Building, Alamo Area Council of Governments, Al J. Notzon III Board Room, 8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio. 

For further information or questions concerning these hearings, please contact Mr. Bailey at (512) 239-6956, or visit Regulatory History of the Edwards Aquifer.

Hot Topic Download the New Application Forms
The Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan forms have been updated. Download the forms at Edwards Aquifer Forms, Instructions, and Checklists.

Include the Required Cover Page
When you submit an Edwards Aquifer Application, you must include a certified cover page. Access a copy at Edwards Aquifer Forms, Instructions, and Checklists.

Utilize the Application Checklists
Use the application checklists to help you compile the necessary forms and attachments to submit a complete plan. See Edwards Aquifer Protection Plans to access your checklist.

Submit a Complete Application
To learn how to submit a complete plan, see Application Submission and Review.