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Public Record

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.

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