609-586-4848 info@quickenv.com

New Jersey Oil Tank Grant Programs


Application Procedures
Copies of the application are available from the Fund Management Section, Division of Enforcement, Technical & Financial Support, or may be obtained on the DEP’s web site at: https://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/finance/ustfund/Please be advised that new applications for leaking Unregulated USTs (which includes all residential Heating Oil USTs) will continue to be accepted and acknowledged, but shall not be reviewed or processed at this time. They will be date stamped at the time of receipt and processed when funding becomes available. Currently there is a 3.5 year wait on all new applications being received by the Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, effective May 3, 2011, the UST Fund will no longer accept or process non-leaking Unregulated UST Fund applications due to insufficient funds.

For the leaking tank program co-administered by the EDA and the NJ DEP, the NJDEP will continue to accept new applications, record the date received, and process them as funds become available. Applications that are already in-house but incomplete will be reviewed and processed in the order they are received and held until funds become available.

Pursuant to NJSA 58:10A-37.4, there are statutory requirements for prioritizing funding of these projects as follows:
Applications indicating a discharge posing a threat to drinking water, human health or sensitive ecological area;
Supplemental applications for remediation of discharge from regulated tanks;
Supplemental applications for remediation of discharge from unregulated tanks;
Applications for remediation of discharge from unregulated tanks;
Non-leaking tank applications

For each of these categories, priority is based on the application filing date and processing date that EDA staff adheres to when conducting its review. This doesn’t affect the review of supplemental approval requests. If you have previously submitted an application that has been approved, any supplemental funding request for that application will be reviewed and processed once a completed application is received by the EDA and held until such time as funds become available.

Pennsylvania Grant Program


Extension of the Heating Oil Cleanup Reimbursement Program after June 30, 2017 requires action by the legislature.  If the program is extended by the legislature, the Department will once again accept applications.  Information about the future of the program will be posted on our website at www.dep.pa.gov, search term “Heating Oil Cleanup”, when it becomes available.  An email sign up form is also available on the website for those who prefer to receive updates by email.

Questions about the Heating Oil Cleanup Reimbursement Program may be directed to the Site Remediation Division at 717-787-0886 or by email to tankcleanup@pa.gov.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields
P.O. Box 8471
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8471

The Underground Heating Oil Tank Cleanup Reimbursement Program provided funds to help with environmental cleanup costs due to releases of heating oil from underground tanks. This program was available to owners of underground heating oil tanks with a capacity up to 3,000 gallons, used for heating on site. Only releases that have occurred after January 30, 1998 qualified for the program.

Covered cleanup costs:
Site excavation;
Emptying, cleaning and removing a leaking oil tank;
Transporting and disposal of the tank;
Excavating contaminated soil;
Transporting and disposal of contaminants;
Restoring the contaminated site by backfilling, grading and reseeding

Costs associated with the removal of non-leaking storage tanks and releases from storage tanks located in basements and cellars are not covered by the program. There is a $1,000 deductible with reimbursement limited to the remaining eligible costs or $4,000 whichever is less. The reimbursement and deductible apply on a per tank basis. All reimbursements are funded through the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund and $500,000 is made available per year for this program.