On May 27, 1989, the Nebraska Legislature passed the Petroleum Release Remedial Action Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. §66-1501 to §66-1531) in response to concerns about the increasing number of leaking petroleum storage tanks and their potential threat to health, safety, and the environment.
This Act created the Petroleum Release Remedial Action Cash Fund (Fund) to reimburse owners of petroleum tanks for costs to investigate and cleanup petroleum from their tank systems. The Fund also helps owners and operators of active underground storage tanks meet the federal financial responsibility requirements.
As directed by statute, the Environmental Quality Council has promulgated rules and regulations (Title 200, Nebraska Administrative Code) regarding procedures of the application and reimbursement process. NDEE’s Petroleum Remediation Section uses the Title 200 regulations to reimburse applicants for a portion of their actual, eligible, and reasonable expenses incurred during a remedial action. This document reflects the current schedule of reasonable rates for equipment, services, material, and personnel commonly used for remedial action.
Note: Effective October 1st, 2009, any individual submitting any application or form that would derive public benefit from the state must also fill out a United States Citizenship Attestation form. This applies to individuals submitting the forms on their own behalf. If applicable, please fill out the United States Citizenship Attestation form below and submit it with the relevant applications and forms.
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