Tank Enrollment

What does enrollment in the Fund provide?

Regulated underground storage tank (UST) systems are required to maintain financial responsibility, pursuant to 40 CFR 280.  Enrollment in the Nevada Petroleum Fund (Fund) satisfies this requirement for federally regulated tanks. Additionally, aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) may voluntarily enroll in the Fund to ensure coverage in the event of a discharge and required cleanup.

Enrollment in the Fund costs $100 per tank, annually (NRS 445C.340). Annual invoices are generated in the first week of August and the fees are due by October 1. The invoices are available on the Nevada Environmental Activities in each organization’s account, and sent by postal mail.

If you have never enrolled in the Fund before, see the section below regarding initial enrollment and review our frequently asked questions about the Fund.

Heating Oil Tanks

With respect to a storage tank used to store heating oil for consumption on the same premises where the oil is stored, no fee is collected, and enrollment is not required. For more information on heating oil tank systems, please visit our underground storage tank webpage or review our heating oil tank information sheet. To apply for Petroleum Fund coverage in the event of a discharge and required cleanup of a heating oil tank system, please contact our staff at 775-687-9368.

Initial Enrollment

Regulated UST systems are under the purview of the compliance branch, to learn more about these systems, visit the Underground Storage Tank page. The owner/operator of these systems must fill out an EPA 7530-1 form in our online database in order to notify NDEP of the ownership of the facility.

In order to enroll an UST in the Nevada, an owner/operator must:

Once enrolled, the owner/operator must continue to pay the enrollment fee of $100 per tank, per year.

With the exception of Marina ASTs, AST systems in Nevada are not federally or state regulated; however, NRS 445C Sec 410(b) allows for the voluntary enrollment of ASTs that are 30,000 gallons or less into the Fund  Additionally, Board Policy Resolution No. 2017-01 sets criteria for enrollment of these tanks.

In order to enroll an AST in Nevada, an owner/operator must:

  • Create an account with NDEP using our online database at: https://nevadaenvironmentalactivities.ndep.nv.gov
  • Input the tank information in our online database system if it does not already exist (i.e. new ASTs or ASTs not previously enrolled). If the ASTs have previously been enrolled at an existing facility, we can help to locate that information.
  • Submit an enrollment request form using the online database system
  • Pay the annual $100 per tank fee
  • Wait 6 months

During the 6-month wait, the owner/operator must:

  • Begin to perform the monthly visual inspections, filling the information on to the AST Inspection Form
  • Perform tightness testing of any underground piping (underground piping refers to any portion of the piping residing below the surface that cannot be visually inspected). Additionally, if this piping is steel, a corrosion protection system must be in place and tested annually.

Upon completion of the 6-month wait period, the owner/operator must:

  • Upload the proof of the visual inspections and, if applicable, the passing proof of tightness testing and corrosion testing for underground lines.

Once enrolled, the owner/operator must continue to pay the enrollment fee of $100 per tank, per year. Additionally, if an AST system has underground piping (as described above) the proof of line tightness and corrosion prevention testing (if the piping is steel) must be supplied annually.

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