Annual State Fund Survey Archives

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with ASTSWMO, conducts a survey of all State Financial Assurance Fund programs and provides results on their design characteristics, funding, and fund activity each year. Archived summaries and tables from previous years are provided below.
State Fund Survey Results 2018
Summary
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2018
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2018
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2018
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updates 2018

State Fund Survey Results 2017
Summary
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2017
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2017
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2017
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updates 2017

State Fund Survey Results 2016
Summary 
Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2016
Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2016
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2016
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2016
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updated 2016

State Fund Survey Results 2015
Summary 
Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2015
Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2015
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2015
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2015
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updated 2015

State Fund Survey Results 2014
Summary
Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2014
Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2014
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2014
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2014
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updated 2014

State Fund Survey Results 2013
Summary
Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2013
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updated 2013

State Fund Survey Results 2012
Summary
Table 1 (Part 1): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 
Table 1 (Part 2): Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 4: Cost Control Measures and State Fund Updates
State Fund Survey Results 2011
Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2011
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2011
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2011
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updated 2011
State Fund Survey Results 2010
Summary
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Survey Results 2009
Summary
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Survey Results 2008
The complete survey results in a single PDF file (190.7 KB)
Summary
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds>
Table 5: State Fund Updates

State Fund Survey Results 2007
2007 Summary
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds
Table 5: State Fund Updates

2006 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2006)

2006 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

2005 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2005)

2005 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

2004 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2004)

2004 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

2003 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2003)

2003 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

2002 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2002)

2002 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

2001 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2001)

2001 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

2000 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2000)

2000 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

1999 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1999)

1999 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

1998 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1998)

1998 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

1997 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1997)

1997 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

1996 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1996)

1996 Summary

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: State Fund Updates

1995 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1995)

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

1994 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1994)

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

1993 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1993)

Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 5: Summary of Additional Survey Information

1992 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1992)

Status Table
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds

Table 4: Cost Control Measures and Management Practices Used by State Financial Assurance Funds

Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs): PFOA & PFOS Information Paper

ASTSWMO prepared this paper to provide our members with information on perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are emerging contaminants of concern. This document focuses on two specific PFCs – perfluorooctanioc acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – and contains introductory information and resources on its historical and current uses, effects on human health and the environment, and current State and federal guidelines for investigation and remediation.

ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Members in Action Fact Sheet

In fulfillment of one of its tasks in its Strategic Plan Work Plan, the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee developed a one-page fact sheet that summarizes what it means to be a member of the Subcommittee and its Task Forces. The fact sheet is based on ASTSWMO’s Members in Action Guidance Document, and it includes the link to the document.

State Approaches to Managing Institutional Controls and Ensuring Long-Term Protectiveness at LUST Sites

The document is the result of recent discussions at ASTSWMO meetings and an information request sent to all States, Territories, and the District of Columbia (States) that focused on how State tanks programs manage institutional controls and ensure long-term protectiveness of remedies at LUST sites. Included in the report are policies, tools, and practices from the 35 States that responded to the request for information, and brief summaries where applicable.

Uniform Environmental Covenants Act: Implementation at Federal Facilities

ASTSWMO developed this report to evaluate how the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (UECA) is being used at federal facilities. This document provides an introduction to LUCs and the UECA; a summary of State-specific regulations and policies specific to UECA and LUCs; an analysis of information provided by States concerning the use of UECA and LUCs at federal facilities; and offers recommendations for States. Case studies from States that use alternative statutes for LUCs are also provided.

Lead Scavengers Survey Report

In 2013, the Tanks Subcommittee’s LUST Task Force requested information from all States and Territories to determine what activites the tanks programs are taking to identify and remediate the lead scavengers 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB) and 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2 DCA). Thirty-five States responded and the Task Force found that there continues to be great variation from State to State on how lead scavenger issues are addressed, which is summarized in this report.

Lust Trust Fund Fact Sheet 2014

The Tanks Subcommittee developed the fact sheet to summarize information, guidance, and budget information specific to the LUST Trust Fund. The Trust Fund provides federal funding to support the U.S. EPA’s, States’, Territories, and Tribal LUST prevention and response programs.
NOTE: A typo error in the original release stated that the LUST Trust Fund is financed by a “0.01 tax”. The LUST Trust Fund is financed by a 0.1 cent tax (10x $0.01). The Fact Sheet has been updated to correct this error.

ASTSWMO Position Paper on Coal Combustion Residuals

This publication has been replaced by this document here.
On June 21, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the rule, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities (75 FR 35127). In this rulemaking, EPA co-proposed two options for regulation of coal combustion residuals (CCRs). Under one option, EPA would reverse its August 1993 and May 2000 Bevill Regulatory Determinations regarding CCRs and list CCRs as a special waste subject to regulation under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) when they are destined for disposal in landfills or surface impoundments. The other option would leave the Bevill determination in place and regulate disposal of CCRs under RCRA Subtitle D, with EPA issuing national minimum criteria under 40 CFR part 257 Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices. The proposal did not address the placement of CCRs in mines, or non-minefill uses of CCRs at coal mine sites. The proposal also did not change the May 2000 Regulatory Determination for beneficially used CCRs, which as EPA noted are currently exempt from the hazardous waste regulations under Section 3001(b)(3)(A) of RCRA. However, EPA did indicate that it was clarifying the determination and seeking comment on potential refinements for certain beneficial uses. This position paper is based in large part upon comments that ASTSWMO provided to EPA on November 19, 2010 in response to the proposal.

Compendium of Emergency Response Actions at Underground Storage Tank Sites – Version 2

The LUST Task Force developed this compendium to present information on emergency response actions that have occurred in States across the country. UST programs across the country require reporting, initial abatement measures, and free product removal activities to occur immediately upon discovery of a release to protect human health and the environment. Updates to this compendium will be prepared periodically.

Development and Implementation of State Tanks Core Programs

The Tanks Subcommittee and the Core Report Workgroup developed this document to provide a detailed picture on the costs of operating and maintaining the State underground storage tank programs. ASTSWMO requested that all States provide data on the dollars spent on personnel, outreach, supplies, inspections, cleanup oversight, and other necessary costs associated with operating the programs. The data was compiled and analyzed to show how different States are utilizing both federal and State funds, and how expected budget cuts could impact the State UST programs.