The State Assurance Fund (SAF), assists eligible Underground Storage Tank (UST) owners, operators and others in meeting the potentially high costs of leaking UST investigations and cleanups.
The SAF is actually the Assurance Account of the UST Revolving Fund. The Assurance Account was established by the Arizona Legislature and has been providing financial assistance to eligible persons since 1993.
Senate Bill 1306 (46th Legislature; 2nd Regular Session; Chapter 273; 2004) provided for termination of eligibility to the SAF after June 30, 2010. Consequently, any application made or expense incurred by an owner or operator for UST corrective action after June 30, 2010 is not eligible for coverage from the SAF.
Related Statues and Rules
State statutes and rules for the State Assurance Fund may be found at:
- State Assurance Fund Forms
Monthly Prioritization Status Update
Non-Maricopa: Payments made for approved amounts on claims to a total ranking score of "14".
Maricopa: Payments made for approved amounts on claims to a total ranking score of "12”.
ADEQ issues technical bulletins periodically to inform the public of issues related to Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST), and the State Assurance Fund (SAF). New guidance, policies, announcements and other important information may be presented in a bulletin.
Technical bulletins are for informational purposes only. When a technical bulletin is specific to a UST program policy, ADEQ reserves the right to deviate from the bulletin should site-specific information indicate a reasonable need to do so.
SAF Archived Bulletins
You may submit a request to have a topic addressed in a UST Bulletin.
- Use the UST or SAF Bulletin Topic Request form (doc) or rtf format to submit your request to the UST Policy Commission Technical Subcommittee.
- The Technical Subcommittee will review the request and make a recommendation to the UST Policy Commission to accept or deny it.
- The UST Policy Commission votes on the recommendation(s) made by the Technical Subcommittee.
- The UST Policy Commission has at least 30 days to review and make written recommendations to the ADEQ director before the department's adoption of substantive policies or guidelines of the program that affect the substantive rights of owners and operators or other regulated parties. The director shall consider the written recommendations of the commission before implementing the policies or guidelines (A.R.S § 49-1092.D.3).
- The UST Policy Commission submits a request to the ADEQ director for final approval for posting a UST Bulletin.