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1 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation State Fund Survey Results Lynda Provencher Vermont DEC

2 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. 1 st Responder: Mike Brush Idaho

3 $874 M

4 $17.2 B

5 $1.28 B

6 $1.38 B

7 $2.69 B

8 Outstanding Claims > Fund Balance 2009: : 9

9 Lost Staff due to Recession 11 States

10 Total # of State Fund Staff

11 Total # of State Fund Staff

12 # of Sites/Staff 207

13 EXCEEDED $1 Million CA: 387FL: 319

14 State Updates

15 Arkansas: Effective July 30, 2009, General Assembly eliminated the annual self-audit reporting requirement for regulated tank owners and operators.

16 California: Statute now defines “UST” to include components that are directly or indirectly connected to the tank above and beneath the ground.

17 Colorado: Regulations now in place which require operator training and certification effective in 2010, two years ahead of EPA date of 2012.

18 (Colorado cont): OPS now has authority to prohibit delivery of product to non- compliant facilities. $8 million balance has triggered reduction of surcharge from $100/tanker to $50/tanker.

19 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation.

20 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Illinois: Fund is operating on a cash-in, cash- out basis. Backlog of $66 million of approved payments, and it takes 18 months to get paid. General Assembly created a task force to review tank program and funding issues.

21 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Louisiana: Two staff positions eliminated due to budget issues. This is in addition to one position eliminated in 2006.

22 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Massachusetts: To date, annual appropriation for funding of UST Program has been sufficient to meet claim obligations; however, this year no supplemental budget was approved and the shortfall for FY09 is $1.75 million.

23 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Maine: New siting law restricts development of new UST and AST facilities to protect water supplies and sensitive geologic areas, and requires new and replacement USTs in public water zones to be double walled.

24 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Missouri: Transport load fee was lowered to ¼ cent; lowest since 1995.

25 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Mississippi: Limit per release increased to $1.5 million.

26 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Montana: Releases from double walled UST system co-payments increase from $0 to $5,000 or $17,500 depending upon tank type; Fund floor raised to $6 million and ceiling raised to $10 million.

27 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. North Carolina: Tax fee increased to $420 per tank. Pilot program initiated to use site specific cleanup standards as an alternative to risk based standards. Commercial Fund in the red by $0.8 million

28 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. North Dakota: During 2009 Legislative session, HP1098 passed which eliminated the fund sunset date.

29 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Nebraska: Pay for Performance program has 27 contracts at orphan tank sites (3 more than last year); 8 completed successfully (3 more than last year), 5 contracts terminated, and 14 in progress.

30 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. New Hampshire: Fuel fund has significant deficit. Prioritizing AST/UST cleanups to balance expenditure demand with revenues.

31 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. (New Hampshire cont.): Bill to increase fuel oil import fees from $0.01 to $0.0125/gallon expected to pass; As well as a one time transfer of revenue from another oil cleanup fund to address claims backlog.

32 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. New Jersey: Increased grant cap for Institutions of Higher Learning from $500K to $1.5 million.

33 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Rhode Island: Supplemental budget for FY09 diverts ½ cent from the tax revenue to the RI Public Transportation Authority.

34 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. South Carolina: Bill introduced in January 2009 to increase tank fees from $100/tank to $500/tank over the course of four years. Once $36 million in revenue was reached, tank fee would go back to $100/tank. Money would then be used for rehabilitation efforts for fund eligible releases.

35 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Vermont: Fund extended an additional five years until July 1, 2014.

36 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Washington: Tax reinstated on July 1, 2009 and is expected to remain on until March 30, Should generate approximately $28.5 million.

37 Florida: Legislative appropriation for cleanup reduced for FY09-10 by approximately $63 million from last year’s initial appropriation. Thank you!


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