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 2019
Summary
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
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

Summary of EPA Final Waste Analysis Plan Guidance

In April 2015, EPA issued a final Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) guidance manual. This guidance manual can assist State regulators in evaluating WAPs and determining whether or not a facility is in compliance with the regulatory requirements. The federal hazardous waste regulations are codified at 40 CFR Parts 260 through 279. This manual can also provide guidance in the development of used oil processor or re-refiner analysis plans in 40 CFR Parts 279.

Summary of EPA 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule

On January 13, 2015, U.S. EPA issued a rule that amends its definition of solid waste (DSW) to promote recycling. This rule revises EPA’s previous 2008 DSW rule to provide additional oversight and minimize potential risk of releases to surrounding communities. The following is a summary of the 2015 DSW rule. For more information, go to EPA’s webpage dedicated to the rule here

Compatibility Considerations for Underground Storage Tank Systems

The Emerging Fuels Task Force developed this report as an update and replacement to the 2013 ASTSWMO Alternative Fuels Workgroup’s Compatibility of UST Systems with Biofuels report. This document serves as a resource for State and Territorial underground storage tank (UST) program staff, UST owners and operators, equipment manufacturers, and contractors and consultants for the evaluation of equipment compatibility pursuant with EPA’s compatibility requirement (40 CFR 280.32) specifically when storing motor fuels. The document includes information product and operational compatibility, properties of biofuel blends, and considerations for the storage of biofuel blends. Also included are several policy and technical resources, a template for creating a compatibility evaluation checklist for State programs, and a compilation of case summaries from several States.

Superfund State Contracts- A Reference for States and Territories: How to Get the Most Out of Your Superfund State Contract

The ASTSWMO Remedial Action Focus Group developed this report to assist States with the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of their Superfund State Contracts. This document is intended to help States recognize and understand these decision points and provide some implementation strategies to assist with the successful site cleanup. The paper describes statement of work, funding, State assurances, institutional controls, and more.

The Clean Water Act and Sediment Remediation: Using the Data Quality Objectives Process to Help Assure that Remediated Sediment Sites are not Re-Contaminated

The ASTSWMO Sediments Focus Group developed this report for environmental authorities over both the CWA and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in a jurisdiction including State, federal, Territorial and/or tribal decision makers. This paper suggests a planning method to help identify possible sources of pollutants that could prevent a site from reaching remedial cleanup levels, remedial action objectives and/or from being recontaminated following the implementation of a successful remedial action.

Comments on the Proposed Revision to the RD&D Permits Rule for MSW Landfills

ASTSWMO appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule, Revision to the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permits Rule for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2015 (80 FR 70180). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial solid waste programs may also provide comments based on their own perspectives and experiences.

Comments on the Proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force within the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule, Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2015 (80 FR 58013). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial hazardous waste programs may also provide comments based on their own State perspectives and experiences.

Comments on the Proposed Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Task Force within the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule, Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements, published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2015 (80 FR 57917). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial hazardous waste programs may also provide comments based on their own State perspectives and experiences.

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.