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Underground Storage Tank Facilities (Primarily Gas Stations) Vapor Recovery Permits

Stage I and Stage II Vapor Recovery Permits

Vapor Recovery Permits, issued via the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program, are required to control volatile organic compounds from being emitted to the air when gas stations receive deliveries of fuel and also when people pump gas into their cars. UST systems which are subject to the requirements of the UST compliance program can be found at gas stations, manufacturing facilities, schools, and hospitals. Please note the UST Program also issues Installation/Construction Permits and Facility/Operating Permits. If you plan to open a new facility, please check with the UST Program as early as possible so that you leave ample time get proper permits/registrations.

More Information

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/tanks/Pages/VR-Program.aspx

Department: DNREC

Division: Waste and Hazardous Substances

Office: Tank Management Section

Term

Annual; testing performed by contractors.

Fee

$120 Initial Application Fee, $75 Annual Fee

Application Form

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/tanks/Documents/VR/Stage%20I%20Permit%20Application.pdf

Renewal Form

Not applicable; the operating permit does not expire as long as fees are paid.

Applicable Laws

http://delcode.delaware.gov/title7/c060/sc02/index.shtml

Applicable Rules and Regulations

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title7/1000/1100/1102.shtml

Contact

Alex Rittberg can be contacted by email at Alex.Rittberg@state.de.us and by phone at 302-395-2500.

Notice

This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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