Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compliance

UST Compliance & Inspections


UPDATES

September 2021 – 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 may use the following forms:

Notice of Intent to Close Underground Storage Tanks – Part I: 30-Day Notification (05/2021)
Notice of Intent to Close Underground Storage Tanks – (Part II: 7-Day Notification (05/2021)

May 2019 – SUMMARY OF COMPLIANCE DATES

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.


OPERATOR TRAINING & FORMS

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. Class A/B information (designation form and certificates) should be submitted to DOH (email [email protected]). Class C list needs to be updated onsite. Class A/B and C information should be onsite during UST compliance inspections. 

List of Approved UST Training Vendors (rev 9/30/21)

  • 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.

WALK THROUGH INSPECTION INFORMATION & FORMS

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.


NOTIFICATIONS & PERMIT FORMS

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.

Confirmed Release Notification form – Required by DOH within 7 days of reporting a confirmed UST release.


OTHER GUIDANCE INFORMATION & FORMS

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.

March 1, 2021 Energy Policy Act – Summary Information of USTs

UST Data Files on regulated USTs and release sites in Hawaii – Nov. 2020

EPA Hawaii Land Revitalization (Brownfields)

Field citations list 03/08/2019

Request for Public Record form – Facility files and documentation for regulated USTs in Hawaii and release sites.