In 2015, the Arizona legislature enacted HB 2636 and modified the ways the penny per gallon UST tax can be used. Among the changes, sec. 25 of the bill established a new procedure for previously time barred claims. Under this provision, UST owners and operators who were “time-barred” from submitting costs for corrective actions conducted after the sunset of the State Assurance Fund (SAF) program have an opportunity for reimbursement. Costs must have been incurred after June 30, 2010 and there must be remaining coverage available. Compliance with financial responsibility is required to receive reimbursement. The application must be submitted to ADEQ by December 31, 2016.
Payments will be divided into two categories based on the reported release date. Facilities that met the June 30, 2006, release reporting deadline but were unable to complete corrective actions by the June 30, 2010, application submittal deadline for the SAF program will be prioritized for payment. All qualifying applications will be paid proportionally until payments are complete. Only then will the facilities with a release reported after June 30, 2006 be eligible to receive funding.
ADEQ will now begin receiving applications from both categories. Proportional payment is required, so no payment will be made until 2017, after all applications have been received. For more information or to access required forms, refer to the links provided below:
Are you eligible? -- (PDF)
State Funding Spreadsheet -- (Excel)
Application Form -- (PDF)
- Required Application Form Tables -- (Excel)
Instructions for Application Form -- (PDF)