Frequently Asked Questions – HERA

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  • Monitoring Permit

    • AFTER THE INITIAL PERMIT FEE IS SUBMITTED AND THE PERMIT OBTAINED, ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES REQUIRED?

    • DO I NEED TO GIVE GUILFORD COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR MONITORING WELL ABANDONMENT?

    • HOW DO I GO ABOUT SUBMITTING INFORMATION TO AMEND OR MODIFY AN EXISTING PERMIT?

    • HOW DO I REQUEST AN EXTENSION TO PAY?

    • IS THE CURRENT FEE FOR INSTALLING A MONITOR OR RECOVERY WELL DIFFERENT FOR COMMERCIAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL SITES?

    • IS THERE A FEE TO ABANDON A MONITOR OR RECOVERY WELL?

    • WHAT DO I DO IF THE NUMBER OF MONITOR/RECOVERY WELLS ON THE INVOICE DO NOT MATCH THE NUMBER OF WELLS ONSITE?

    • WHEN DO I NEED A MONITOR OR RECOVERY WELL PERMIT?

  • Regulated UST

    • ARE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR CONTAMINATION CLEANUPS?

    • HERE ARE SOME OTHER GENERAL REGULATIONS.

    • HOW TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE YOU USTS:

    • IF CONTAMINATION IS DISCOVERED:

    • WHAT IS AN OPERATOR?

    • WHAT SHOULD OWNERS AND/OR OPERATORS DO IF THEIR USTS ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE?

    • WHICH UST SYSTEMS MUST COMPLY WITH THE REGULATIONS?

    • WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS?

  • UST Home

    • HOW AM I GOING TO PAY FOR THIS?

    • IF I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING UP CONTAMINATION CAUSED BY A HOME HEATING OIL TANK, WHAT DO I DO AFTER I REPORT THE CONTAMINATION?

    • WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS IF THE LEAK IS FROM AN ABOVEGROUND HOME HEATING OIL TANK?

    • WHAT DO I DO IF I DISCOVER CONTAMINATION?

    • WHAT DO I DO WITH A HOME HEATING OIL TANK THAT IS NO LONGER USED?

    • WHAT KIND OF REGULATIONS APPLY TO MY HOME HEATING OIL TANK?

    • WHAT KINDS OF COMPANIES DO THIS SORT OF WORK?

    • WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANUP OF CONTAMINATION?