Hawaii DOH Underground Storage Tank (UST) section
UPDATE: NEW RULES EFFECTIVE NOW
UPDATE: INTENT TO CLOSE NOTIFICATION
As required by the Hawaii Administrative Rules 11-280.1, Section 11-280.1-71, owner or operator must notify the DOH of their intent to permanently close (either remove or close in place) or to complete a change-in-service at least thirty (30) days before the planned permanent closure or change-in-service and at least seven (7) days before the scheduled permanent closure or change-in-service. To meet these aforementioned notification requirements, owners and/or operators must use the following forms:
UPDATE: DOH have developed the following recommended forms for Operator Class A, B and C List/Designation and two versions of the Walkthrough Checklist. The other two documents, regarding financial responsibility and compliance dates are FYI.
List of Designated Class A/B/C Operators (rev 5/2019) – This form is not required but recommended to let the department know of Class A/B/C operator information.
DOH Sample Walkthrough inspection check-off lists -These forms are not required but recommended to document the requirement to conduct walkthrough inspections. There are two sample forms provided below. One is owners/operators of a single tank system and the other is for owners/operators of multi-tank systems.
Summary of Compliance Dates (rev 5/19) This document has been revised on May 14, 2019. The tables summarize dates by which owners and operators of underground storage tanks (UST) systems would need to comply with new requirements pursuant to Hawaii Administrative Rule §11-280.1. This list is not exhaustive of all of the changes to the regulations
EPA Memo on Financial Assurance This memo encourages owners and operators to scrutinize their insurance policies, used to comply with financial responsibility (FR), to ensure that it contains only acceptable exclusions.
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HAR rulemaking public notice and process documentation – Last updated 8/31/2021
List of Designated Class A/B/C Operators (rev 5/2019) and List of approved UST training providers (Sept.30.21) – There has been an additional vendor added to the approved operator training vendors list. The department is also working on supplemental guidance documents. Eventually these documents will be made available on our website. Important information regarding approved operator training programs:
- Departmental approval does not equate to DOH recommendation/endorsement. Approved programs address the minimum topics required under HAR §11-280.1-242 Requirements for operator training. The quality of training programs programs may vary.
- Approved training programs may not address Hawaii-specific regulatory requirements with much detail because there is no specific requirement to do so, or may not address the specific requirements of your facility. It is your responsibility to be in compliance with all applicable UST regulations. Please contact DOH UST Section at 586-4226 if you have any questions on the training requirements for your facility.
- Please check the list of training providers to ensure that your chosen vendor has received the required approvals.
Walkthrough Checklist for Single – Tank system – Recommended checklist to conduct the monthly walkthrough for facility with one tank system.
Walkthrough Checklist for Multi – Tank system – Recommended checklist to conduct the monthly walkthrough for facility with more than one tank system.
Request for Public Record form – Facility files and documentation for regulated USTs in Hawaii and release sites.
Notification for Underground Storage Tanks Form (Form 1 rev. 2/2019) – Complete this form to notify DOH of changes to the UST or UST system.
Application for an Underground Storage Tank Permit (Form 2 rev. 2/2019) – Required by DOH for installation and/or operation; modification of UST system.
Certification of Underground Storage Tank Installation (Form 3 rev. 2/2019) – Required within 30 days following installation of a UST or tank system.
Application for Renewal of an Underground Storage Tank Permit (Form 4 rev. 2/2019) – Renewal application shall be received by DOH at least 180 days prior to expiration of existing permit.
Application for Transfer of an Underground Storage Tank Permit (Form 5 rev. 2/2019) – Application for transfer of UST owner/operator shall be received by DOH at least 30 days prior to date of the transfer.
UST Intent to Close form – Required at least 30 days prior to closing or removing a UST.
Confirmed Release Notification form – Required by DOH within 7 days of reporting a confirmed UST release.
** Notice of Intent to Close Underground Storage Tanks – Part I: 30-Day Notification (05/2021) – To meet this requirement, you may use this recommended form for planned permanent closure or change-in-service as per HAR 11.280.1-71(a).
** Notice of Intent to Close Underground Storage Tanks – Part II: 7-Day Notification (05/2021) – To meet this requirement, you may use this recommended form for scheduled permanent closure or change-in-service as per HAR -11-280.1 – 71(b).