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Process to Reopen Claims

If your California UST Cleanup Fund Program (aka the “Fund”) claim was closed by the Fund and you have eligible unreimbursed costs or the regulatory agency has directed additional work, you can request the claim be reopened.

Did you know you can request to reopen your UST Cleanup Fund claim?

You must meet the following requirements in order for your claim to be reviewed by the California UST Cleanup Fund for reopening:

  1. The total eligible costs previously reimbursed have not exceeded $1.5 million, less the deductible, for the occurrence that is the subject of the claim. If you are requesting third party costs, the total eligible costs previously reimbursed cannot have exceeded $1 million, less the deductible, for the occurrence that is the subject of the claim.
  2. The directives from the regulatory agency are based on the occurrence that is the subject of the claim. The claim cannot be reopened for a new occurrence. In addition, all reopen requests must include the following documents. These items must be submitted before we can process another Reimbursement Request package. These documents are:
      • A completed Request to Re-open form:
      • A Reimbursement Request form; and
      • The documentation required to support both forms.

 

After a determination that there are more eligible costs, the Reimbursement Request package will be processed in accordance with normal payment procedures.


How To Request To Reopen a UST Cleanup Fund Claim

Use the instructions below to complete the Request to Reopen a UST Cleanup Fund form. In order to process your request to reopen a claim, you will need to satisfy the following requirements:

  1. The total eligible costs previously reimbursed have not exceeded $1.5 million, less the deductible, for the occurrence that is subject of the claim (Note: If you are requesting third party costs, the total eligible costs previously reimbursed cannot have exceeded $1 million, less the deductible, for the occurrence that is the subject of the claim); and
  2. The directives from the regulatory agency are based on the occurrence that is subject of the claim.
  3. Submit this form, a Reimbursement Request (RR) Form with all required documents. (The claim cannot be reopened for a new occurrence.) The Fund cannot reimburse you for any costs that have been previously reimbursed.

 

 

USTCF Request to Re-open Form – Instructions:

  • Claimant Information (Section A) 

    Provide the claim number, the claimant’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address, and the contaminated site address. (Please list the claimant’s name exactly as it was listed on the claim when it was closed by the Fund.)

  • Reopening a Claim (Section B)

    Check all boxes that apply to the costs you are seeking for request to reopen a claim.

  • New Property Owner Information (Section C)

    Complete this section if you checked No. 4 in section B. Provide the new property owner’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

  • Questionnaire (Section D)

    Complete this section if you checked No. 2 and/or No. 4 in section B. All questions must be answered; failure to answer the questions may result in your request being rejected. Thorough responses to these questions will allow us to determine if the site can be reopened so that we can provide you with an effective and timely response. Attach all documents, reports, dates, etc., to the questions that require an explanation.

  • Claimant or New Property Owner Certification (Section E)

    All claimants, including any joint claimants, or the new property owner(s) must sign and date the Request to Reopen a UST Cleanup Fund Form. Use additional copies of the form if necessary.

USTCF Request to Re-open Form:

Download (PDF, 78KB)

 

Forms can be submitted via mail to:
State Water Resources Control Board
Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund
1001 I Street, 17th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814