Public Record

Overview

This section manages the records of underground storage tanks that are regulated under Subtitle I (Section 1526 of the Energy Policy Act).  This amendment requires states to provide the public information on the percentage of tank compliance; the numbers of underground storage tanks, facilities, and inspections; information on confirmed releases; as well as sources and causes of releases.  These records must be to be maintained, updated, and made available to the public by the state.  These guidelines describe the minimum requirements that a state's public record program must adhere to in order to comply with the statutory requirements.  The guidelines include:

  • Developing and maintaining the public record
  • Making the public record available to the public
  • Content required for the public record
  • Ensuring data quality
  • Means to demonstrate compliance with the guidelines

EPA's final guidance for public record requirements was issued in January 2007.  The states had a deadline of September 30, 2007, to develop a program for gathering information for the public record.  Louisiana issued its official response to EPA regarding the public record requirements of the UST Compliance Act on September 28, 2007.  In order to meet the standards set by the EPA's final guidance, LDEQ developed a data gathering form and has begun collecting the required information. 

  • To view the LDEQ's official response to EPA click here.
  • To view the Public Record Summary Information for UST's click here.
  • To view the Energy Act Certification Form click here.

Important Dates

 

 September 30, 2007

States must develop a program for gathering information required for the public record

October 1, 2007

States must begin gathering data to meet the public record requirement

September 30, 2008

Complete the first year's data gathering

October 1, 2008

Begin the next year's data gathering

December 31, 2008

Make the public record available to the public

 

 Public Record Summary Information for UST's - Archives

  • Public Record Summary Information 12/24/2012 - click here
  • Public Record Summary Information 12/28/2011 - click here
  • Public Record Summary Information 12/28/2010 - click here
  • Public Record Summary Information 12/28/2009 - click here
  • Public Record Summary Information 12/22/2008 - click here    

 


 

 

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