Ineligible Costs for Reimbursement | Tank Site Improvement Program

Costs that are ineligible for reimbursement through the tank site improvement program include, but are not limited to:

  • Markup in exceedance of 10 percent.
  • Mileage, lodging and meals in excess of the maximum amount allowable per the State of Arizona rates | View Rate List > 
    Only the actual costs amounts up to the approved limits will be approved for each meal (generally $7, $10, and $17 for breakfast, lunch and dinner, respectively; however, these rates may vary depending on the county and time of year). All per diem expenses must be itemized separately on the invoice and the actual receipts for these expenses are required.
  • Markup on non-subcontractor costs.
  • Costs covered by insurance claims or tank service agreements.
  • All costs associated with any above-ground storage tanks.
  • The applicant’s time coordinating with and supervising their consultant and contractors.
  • Costs associated with business interruptions.
  • Costs associated with third-party damages or claims.
  • All costs associated with above-ground storage tanks or tanks that are otherwise not regulated under ADEQ’s UST program.
  • Costs associated with the application process and associated reimbursement request.
  • Costs for rental of equipment that is not used on-site.
  • Costs for storage of equipment and supplies.
  • Late payment fees or penalties.
  • Site restoration costs due to contractor negligence.
  • Costs to repair or replace areas broken up or damaged due to excavators, dump trucks or other equipment not directly related to the approved activity. Examples are broken driveways, sidewalks, damaged landscape.
  • Costs for insurance.
  • Legal costs.
  • Costs not previously identified and approved.
  • All undocumented work activities.
  • Costs incurred before the date of ADEQ approval.
  • Certain costs may be considered to be overhead costs or as unnecessary costs (e.g. purchased materials not completely dedicated to the project, late payment fees, insurance for equipment rentals, etc.),

For activity-specific ineligible costs refer to Appendix A of the application form.