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. Summary and results from 2019 are provided below.
Table 1: Design Characteristics of State Financial Assurance Funds 2019
Table 2: Funding for State Financial Assurance Funds 2019
Table 3: Level of Activity in State Financial Assurance Funds 2019
Table 4: Cost Control Measures/State Fund Updates 2019
For archives of previous State Fund Surveys visit the Annual State Fund Survey Archives page.
The ASTSWMO Removals Focus Group (Focus Group) has developed a form for putting together consistent referral packages across the States and Territories (States). This form identifies critical information needed to appropriately evaluate the commitment of limited resources by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when reviewing referral requests. It also addresses the need for consistency in the removal action request process that has been identified by EPA headquarters, the regions and States.
This Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials created the UST Insurance Brochure to provide some basic information that will help in the selection and evaluation of private underground storage tank (UST) insurance. It was specifically designed as a template to allow individual States to edit information as needed. The yellow highlighted words and citations are possible locations for State inserts and changes. For State Program Approval (SPA) States, please use your State citation instead of the federal citation listed. For non-SPA States, you can add your State requirement in addition to the federal citation if desired. Reformatting may be necessary if changes are made to the brochure.
UST Insurance Brochure and Introduction (PDF)
UST Insurance Brochure Template (Word)
The State Fund-Financial Responsibility (SF-FR) Task Force created the UST Financial Responsibility Insurance Submittal Checklist to assist States in their evaluation of policies submitted by UST owners/operators for FR compliance. This checklist offers easy to follow yes/no questions and a documentation list that regulators will find to be a valuable resource in their reviews. A Word template is included for States who wish to modify the template for their use.
Insurance Submittal Checklist and Introduction (PDF)
Insurance Submittal Checklist Template (Word)
ASTSWMO leadership will be hosting its first “ASTSWMO 101” webinar on July 11 at 3:00 pm EDT. The intended audience for the webinar are ASTSWMO members who have recently become an active volunteer on ASTSWMO’s Subcommittees, Focus Groups, and Task Forces; however, we’re asking that all current Subcommittee, Focus Group, and Task Force members join for both a refresher and to help us improve future webinars. ASTSWMO plans to conduct this webinar once a year and will record and archive the webinar for those who are unable to attend it.