Tennessee has been awarded more than $4.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use toward clean-up activities at approximately 44 leaking underground storage tank sites across the state.
Click here to view list of Tennessee UST sites identified to receive cleanup funds under the Recovery Act.
The ARRA grant will also fund 18 corrective action systems to be used to remediate specific sites approved by EPA, benefitting both the equipment manufacturers and the environment. This equipment will become state property and will be used at other sites in the future. All ARRA funds through this program must be spent by Sept. 30, 2011 and at least 35 percent must be obligated and 15 percent spent in the first year.
Click here to view the UST Work Plan under ARRA.
Click here to view EPA ARRA Award Letter to TDEC for Leading Underground Storage Tank Program.
State of Tennessee's ARRA Leaking Underground Storage Tank Grant Application to EPA