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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Grant Guidelines for Underground Storage Tank Inspections

Release Date: 11/22/2006
Contact Information: Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / smith.roxanne@epa.gov

(11/22/06) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released for public comment draft grant guidelines that will establish requirements for inspecting underground storage tank systems. States will have to meet the requirements to comply with provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. EPA worked with states and other partners to develop the grant guidelines and, when final, will incorporate them into grant agreements between EPA and states, which help states implement the tank program. EPA will accept public comments on the draft guidelines until Dec. 22, 2006. EPA's Web site provides the public with the draft guidelines, as well as details about how and where to submit comments.

Draft grant guidelines on inspection requirements: epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/epact_05.htm#Drafts