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Petroleum Tank Release Fund Subcommittee

This subcommittee has been formed to consider options for improving the solvency of the Petroleum Tank Release Fund.

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The subcommittee comprises members of both the Environmental Quality Council and the Legislative Finance Committee.

Senator Robert Story, EQC
Rep. Sue Dickenson, EQC
Rep. Rick Ripley, LFC
Rep. Cynthia Hiner, LFC

Meeting Schedule and Materials

There will be no further meetings.

June 25, 2008

June 4, 2008
May 13, 2008


Subcommittee Report
Submitted for review by the Environmental Quality Council, July 15, 2008
       Appendix A: Chronology of petroleum release cleanups, DEQ
       Appendix B: Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board: fiscal year payments
       Appendix C: Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board: historical revenue
       Appendix D: Legal constraints applicable to petroleum release cleanups
       Appendix E: DEQ Circular 7: Numerical Water Quality Standards
       Appendix F: DEQ Technical Guidance Document 7: Soil and Groundwater Action Levels

Summary of Subcommittee Work
Submitted for review by the Legislative Finance Committee, June 6, 2008

Solvency of the Petroleum Tank Release Fund

Prepared by Barbara Smith, Fiscal Analyst, updated May 2008

GAO Report to Congress
: "Leaking Underground Storage Tanks: EPA Should Take Steps to Better Ensure the Effective Use of Public Funding for Cleanups," published February 2007

Legislative Proposals
As proposed by the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board, April 2008

How to Contact Us:

Hope Stockwell, Research Analyst
Barbara Smith, Fiscal Analyst
Todd Everts, Staff Attorney
Cynthia Peterson, Secretary
Legislative Environmental Policy Office
P.O. Box 201704
Helena MT 59620-1704
Phone: (406) 444-3742
Fax: (406) 444-3971

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