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Stakeholder Meeting on Rulemaking Regarding Petroleum Storage Tanks

May 2017 - The TCEQ will conduct a stakeholder meeting on May 23, 2017, to solicit informal input on the adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations.

This required rulemaking will update Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 334 to incorporate federal rules that include:

  • periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems to conduct walkthrough inspections and test UST system components,
  • new requirements to annually test specific release-detection equipment, and
  • changes to comply with existing EPA release-detection requirements to monitor at least every 30 days, instead of every 35 days.

Additionally, this rulemaking will address minor rule revisions relating to the Fee on Delivery of Petroleum Products to reflect changes that were statutorily implemented in the Texas Water Code in 2015.

UST Stakeholder meeting information:
Date: May 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: TCEQ Complex, Building E, Conference Room 201S (Agenda Room)
12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas.

TCEQ staff is specifically interested in comments on the management of potentially contaminated water resulting from the cleanout of sumps and required hydrostatic testing (for example, the reuse, recycling, accumulation and disposal of water). All informal comments received will be reviewed, but the TCEQ will not provide a response.

In addition to submitting comments at the meeting on May 23, informal stakeholder comments may be submitted:

  • by fax to 512-239-4808
  • by mail to:

Office of Legal Services, MC 205
Attn: Sherry Davis

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

  • or online at

http://www1.tceq.texas.gov/rules/ecomments/. File size restrictions may apply to comments being submitted via the eComments system.

All informal comments should reference Rule Project Number 2016-019-334-CE. Comments are due by June 2, 2017. A formal public rule hearing is tentatively planned for November 2017, following rule proposal by the commission.

For additional information, please contact Casey Grunnet, Program Support Section, at 512-239-7025.