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Pump and Plug Program

The following is an excerpt from the Pollution Prevention Grant Program - also known as "the Pump and Plug Program".

Purpose

Up to $350,000 per year may be available for the Pollution Prevention Grant Fund. Grants are issued to eligible tank owners of underground storage tanks to accomplish the following activities:

  1. Pumping out and disposal of regulated product from the tank
  2. Cleaning the insides of the tank
  3. If the tank will be put into temporary closure, grouting the fill pipe.

This pertains to underground storage tanks regulated pursuant to Act 32 of 1989 (as amended) which have not been upgraded to comply with technical requirements of federal and state regulations.

NOTE-Grant payment information will be reported to the IRS and may be subject to taxes.

Application

Pollution Prevention Reimbursement Grant Package (aka "Pump & Plug Program") Application (2630-FM-BECB0370).

The following links to the IRS W-9 (PDF) and its instructions (PDF) have been provided for your convenience. Please note the IRS W-9 form may not be the latest edition.

Customer service voice and email

In Pennsylvania, toll free: 1 800 42TANKS (1 800 428-2657)

Locally: 772-5599

Otherwise: (717) 772-5599

Email: tanks@pa.gov*

* DO NOT USE THIS ADDRESS FOR SUBMITTING A FORMAL RIGHT TO KNOW LAW REQUEST. INQUIRIES SENT HERE WILL BE HANDLED INFORMALLY. If you are seeking DEP records, please begin your inquiry by clicking here to obtain a request form. You may submit a Right to Know Law request form by e-mail to EP-DEP-RTK@pa.gov

Mailing Addresses

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields
Division of Storage Tanks
P.O. Box 8762
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8762

PA Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields
Division of Storage Tanks
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, 14th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301

For Grant Information

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/grantscenter/GrantAndLoanPrograms.asp