The Christie Administration announced a federal grant for remediation of Sandy-impacted underground storage tanks (USTs). More that $2.6 million is allocated for assessments and cleanups of USTs impacted by the storm.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will administer the $2.375 million grant from the United States EPA, and the State of New Jersey will contribute an additional 10% to the total grant allocation. This brings total grant funding to over $2.6 million.
The grants will assist owners and operators of UST facilities that were impacted by Sandy in paying for assessment and cleanup of discharges, as well as in the implementation of certain remedial systems, including: soil vapor extraction, misting and pumping systems, and tank and soil removal. Assistance for replacement of infrastructure, soil or concrete is not covered by grant funding.
The NJDEP will notify the Marine Trades Association and facilities with federally regulated tanks in Sandy-impacted areas about the grant. NJDEP will determine eligibility after inspection.
The grant is provided to the State of New Jersey by the federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund. New Jersey is receiving its supplemental funding from the Sandy Recovery and Improvement Act of 2013.
More information is available on via the NJDEP, here.
Questions regarding this grant should be directed toward Bruce Venner of the NJDEP at (609) 633-0706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.