|(a) The provisions of this subchapter are applicable to owners and operators of all underground storage tanks (USTs) and all petroleum product aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) unless otherwise specified in Subchapters A or F of this chapter (relating to General Provisions and Aboveground Storage Tanks, respectively). For releases to which Chapter 350 of this title (relating to Texas Risk Reduction Program) was previously applicable under former rule (i.e. releases reported on or after September 1, 2003), this subchapter shall be used as of the effective date of this subsection. (b) If the release was reported to the agency on or before December 22, 1998, the person performing the corrective action shall meet the following deadlines: (1) a complete site assessment and risk assessment (including, but not limited to, risk-based criteria for establishing target concentrations), as determined by the executive director, must be received by the agency no later than September 1, 2002; (2) a complete corrective action plan, as determined by the executive director and including, but not limited to, completion of pilot studies and recommendation of a cost-effective and technically appropriate remediation methodology, must be received by the agency no later than September 1, 2003. The person may, in lieu of this requirement, submit by this same deadline a demonstration that a corrective action plan is not required for the site in question under commission rules. Such demonstration must be to the executive director's satisfaction; (3) for those sites found under paragraph (2) of this subsection to require a corrective action plan, that plan must be initiated and proceeding according to the requirements and deadlines in the approved plan no later than March 1, 2004; (4) for sites which require either a corrective action plan or groundwater monitoring, a comprehensive and accurate annual status report concerning those activities must be submitted to the agency; (5) for sites which require either a corrective action plan or groundwater monitoring, all deadlines set by the executive director concerning the corrective action plan or approved groundwater monitoring plan shall be met; and (6) for sites that require either a corrective action plan or groundwater monitoring, have met all other deadlines under this subsection, and have submitted annual progress reports that demonstrate progress toward meeting closure requirements, a site closure request must be submitted to the executive director no later than September 1, 2011. The request must be complete, as judged by the executive director. (c) Failure to meet the deadlines detailed in subsection (b) of this section will result in a loss of reimbursement eligibility as described in Subchapter H of this chapter (relating to Reimbursement Program).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §334.71 adopted to be effective September 29, 1989, 14 TexReg 4714; amended to be effective September 23, 1999, 24 TexReg 7422; amended to be effective November 23, 2000, 25 TexReg 11442; amended to be effective April 2, 2002, 27 TexReg 2522; amended to be effective November 9, 2006, 31 TexReg 9034; amended to be effective October 30, 2008, 33 TexReg 8790; amended to be effective March 19, 2009, 34 TexReg 1860