Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund
Emergency, Abandoned and Recalcitrant (EAR) Account Program
The Emergency, Abandoned and Recalcitrant (EAR) Account Program is a subaccount under the UST Cleanup Fund Program. The EAR Account Program provides funding to the Regional Water Quality Control Boards and local regulatory agencies to abate emergency situations or to cleanup abandoned or recalcitrant sites that pose a threat to human health, safety, and the environment, as a result of a petroleum release from a UST.
The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Financial Assistance expects to receive federal stimulus money through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, Leaking Underground Storage Tank (UST) Trust Fund. The federal funds will provide financial assistance to eligible applicants on the new Contamination UST Orphan Site Cleanup Fund (Orphan Site Fund) and for Emergency, Abandoned & Recalcitrant (EAR) Account funding.
The Orphan Site Fund and EAR Account Programs will be seeking eligible applicants that meet established eligibility requirements and are ready to move forward with cleanup activities. Instructions on how to apply for federal stimulus funds will be posted as it comes available.
To assist you, click on the following links for more information:
- General Information
- Annual EAR Account Board Resolution
- Account Site List
- Bi-Annual EAR Account Status Report