Preapproval Program | Eligibility for Non-Preapproved Activities

Under House Bill 2704, reimbursement may be available for corrective actions completed between Dec. 31, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2019, even if those actions were not preapproved by ADEQ.

Eligibility Requirements for All Participants:

  • Reimbursement is limited to corrective action costs
  • Costs must not have been previously reimbursed by ADEQ through Preapproval or Time-Barred Claims Programs 
  • The application requesting reimbursement must be submitted to ADEQ prior to Jan. 1, 2020
  • For applicants subject to a cost share obligation, the costs associated with the $50,000 cost share are not eligible for reimbursement

Following are reimbursement options and eligibility requirements for each:

Option 1: Eligibility Requirements for Applicants with Financial Responsibility (FR) Concerns:1

  • Applicant was out of compliance with FR at the time of the release
  • Applicant must currently own and/or operate USTs in Arizona
  • Applicant must currently be in compliance with FR
  • Compliance with FR must have been demonstrated to ADEQ prior to Jan. 1, 2019
  • Limited to costs incurred after applicant demonstrates compliance with FR (prior to Jan. 1, 2019)
  • Releases confirmed from and after Dec. 31, 2018, are only eligible if applicant was in compliance with FR at the time of the release
  • Limited to costs for corrective actions completed from Dec. 31, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019

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Option 2: Eligibility Requirements for Applicants Addressing Urgent Public Health and Environmental Risks:2

  • Applicant must already have an approved preapproval application on file with ADEQ
  • UST owners and operators must be able to demonstrate compliance with financial responsibility (FR) at the time of the release
  • Corrective actions must have been completed Dec. 31, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2019

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Option 3: Eligibility Requirements for All Other Applicants:3

  • Owner and Operator applicants must be able to demonstrate compliance with financial responsibility (FR) at the time of the release
  • Limited to costs for corrective actions completed Dec. 31, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2018
  • Costs must not have been previously reimbursed by ADEQ 
  • Costs must not be included in a reimbursement request submitted under Options 1 and 2 above

Eligible for reimbursement under this option? | Download Reimbursement Request Form > | Download Cost Sheet (Excel) >