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Compliance Inspections for Permitted UST Facilities

Under the Energy Act of 2005 permitted underground storage tank facilities must be inspected at least once every 3 year by the state UST Program. The UST Program coordinates with owners to visit their facilities as best as possible. This allows for inspectors to meet with owners/operators, do a review records and physically check out the underground storage tank system. Inspections include but are not limited to,  looking at fill ports, spill buckets, piping sumps, inside dispensers, leak detection records, monthly inspection documents, diagram and permit postings. 

If violations are found during the inspection the tank owner will receive a certified letter called a Notice of Alleged Violation (NOAV), the notice will document the rules violation with a short description of what the inspector observed. The notice will give compliance directives to which will have to be addressed by the dates specified in the notice. Documentation of the corrected violations may be required. In some cases violations will warrant a  ticket (which includes a monetary penalty) from the Compliance and Enforcement Division.

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