IMPORTANT NOTICE – NJDEP PETROLEUM UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK REMEDIATION, UPGRADE & CLOSURE FUND (UST FUND)
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2011, 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 4 – 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 UST Fund applications due to insufficient funds. For more information regarding the current UST Fund status, please see the:
The Department of Environmental Protection is aware that contractors advertise that state funding is available and that tank removal and remediation can be done at no cost to homeowners. However, the UST Fund has never guaranteed funding for applicants to this program.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT AFFECT SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING REQUESTS. If your application has already been approved and funding provided, any supplemental funding request for that application shall be processed, assuming sufficient funding is available.
If you have questions regarding the UST Fund, please call (609) 984-2076.