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Updating the Delivery Certificate when Ownership Changes

How to obtain a new delivery certificate after buying or receiving a UST facility from its previous owner. Must be done within 30 days of transfer or before the current certificate expires.

When you buy a service station or other facility that has underground petroleum storage tanks, review the information below to:

Temporarily Operate with the Previous Owner's Delivery Certificate

If the previous owner's delivery certificate has not yet expired, you may continue to use it for fuel deliveries for up to 30 days from the date of the purchase of the facility [30 Texas Administrative Code 334.8(c)(4)(C) ] or until the certificate expires, whichever occurs first.

If the previous owner's delivery certificate has already expired, then you cannot receive fuel deliveries until you receive a current delivery certificate and have posted it at the facility.

Obtain a New Delivery Certificate

To obtain a new delivery certificate for the facility, you must either submit the ownership change via STEERS or submit TCEQ-00724: UST Registration and Self-Certification Form. Submit the updated information within 30 days or before the prior owner’s certificate expires, whichever occurs first. If you submit TCEQ-00724, you must complete sections 1-10 and section 12 of the form. If no previous owner ever had a delivery certificate, then you must also complete sections 11 and 13 of the form.

Renew Your Initial Delivery Certificate

You must renew your delivery certificate before it expires each year. When your new certificate arrives, make note of the expiration date on the certificate. The expiration date correlates to the last digit of your official TCEQ owner identification number [30 TAC 334.8(c)(5)(B)(iii) ].


For questions about petroleum storage tank registrations, contact the Petroleum Storage Tank Registration Team at:
Phone: 512-239-2160
Fax: 512-239-3399 or 512-239-3398
Postal address:
Petroleum Storage Tank Registration Program, MC-138
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
PO Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087