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Underground Storage Tank Facility Plan

Provides the definition of an Underground 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 Underground Storage Tank (UST) facility plan?

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

Who is required to prepare and submit a UST facility plan?

A UST facility plan is required for the construction or rehabilitation of a storage tank system or systems containing hydrocarbon or hazardous substance where the system(s) are located on the recharge zone or transition zone. A UST system includes tanks, piping, and related systems (30 TAC 213.5(a)(3)).

When should a UST facility plan be submitted to the TCEQ?

A UST facility plan must go through the application submission and review process and be approved prior to the commencement of installation of the tank system.

How much is the fee?

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

How do I know what forms to complete?

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

If you are installing an organized sewage collection system, an aboveground 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.
  • Double-walled tanks and product delivery piping are required.
  • Continuous leak detection is required that will alert the owner at all times, even when the facility is not occupied.
  • Containment sumps beneath piping sumps are also required elements of the plan.

General Information

Geologic Assessment

Underground Storage Tank Facility Plan Application

Temporary Stormwater Section

Permanent Stormwater Section

Agent Authorization

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

Application Fee

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

Core Data Form

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

Change to the Administrative Review Process
Beginning Nov. 1, 2014, the Application Submission and Review process will change for EAPP applications. Important information

Public Meetings

The TCEQ is holding its annual public hearings to receive comments about protecting the Edwards Aquifer from pollution. There will be a meeting in Austin and one in San Antonio:

Dec. 16, 2014, Austin
Dec. 17, 2014, San Antonio

Important information