Photograph of - is this heating oil running across the basement floor? Notice the abandoned oil line at the furnace? Get Financial Aid to Remove or Replace Buried or Above Ground Oil Tanks

  • OIL TANK REMOVAL FINANCIAL AID - CONTENTS: List of programs and agencies offering financial aid to replace leaking residential oil storage tanks. Federal and state contact points for oil tank regulations for all U.S. states and territories
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Financial aid for leaky oil tank replacement:

Links to programs offering financial aid to people lacking the means to pay for abandonment or removal of residential oil tanks both at a national and at state levels. [Programs offering such assistance are invited to contact us to add their information to this listing.

We've been collecting copies of environmental regulations regarding oil storage tanks for U.S. states and Canadian provinces since 1990. Regulations regarding identification, testing, and removal or abandonment of buried tanks vary widely from state to state in the U.S., Canada, and other countries.

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Financial Assistance Programs for Oil Tank Abandonment or Oil Leak Cleanup

Leaky oil tank (C) Daniel Friedman

Looking for financial aid or a grant to replace a leaky home oil tank? Here are some financial aid sources. We provide a list of federal, state, or provincial agencies as well as other national or private agencies who may be able to offer financial assistance to homeowners in financial difficulties who face the need to replace an above ground or buried oil storage tank, or to cleanup an oil tank leak.

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Readers should first contact their state oil tank regulating agency which they will find in this list. Then return here to seek further assistance if it's needed.

In the U.S. many state DEP/DEC/DNR (Departments of Environmental Conservation or similar agencies) have programs for registering buried tanks at any site storing more than 1100 gallons of heating oil.

The choice of 1,100 gallons was probably chosen by the states in order to exclude the largest common home heating oil storage tank size which is 1,000 gallons. Requirements for gas (auto fuel), or other fuels may be different. Eventually this concern may spread to smaller residential tanks. The concern is for leaks which contaminate the environment. Tanks located where they may leak into a local waterway or into the water supply are a special environmental concerns. (C)trap DJ Friedman.


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