Article courtesy: VTDigger.org
Vermonters that heat with fuel oil are encouraged to get their tank inspected this summer.
According to Vermont regulations, an uninspected tank can not be filled after August 15, 2020.
Contact your fuel provider to confirm that your fuel oil tank has been checked by a Vermont Certified Tank Inspector within the past three years. If your tank has not been inspected, schedule an appointment soon. Find a heating fuel or heating service company at vermontfuel.com/find.
Will my tank pass inspection?
Vermont’s fuel and heating service providers are essential businesses and have not stopped working throughout the pandemic. While the coronavirus has slowed the pace of inspections, the August 15 deadline found in Vermont’s Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations has not changed. While the deadline has not been extended, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is allowing fuel companies to conduct a “virtual” inspections or partial inspections of fuel oil tank. These are only allowed under certain conditions, contact your fuel supplier for more information.
Approximately half of Vermont homes rely on fuel oil for heat and hot water. VFDA Tank Rebate Program provides $250 to any Vermonter who replaces a non-compliant tank with a new tank. Since 2018, VFDA has helped replaced nearly 900 tanks by distributing more than $223,000 in rebates directly to Vermonters. See terms and conditions at vermontfuel.com/tankrebate
For more information, go to vermontfuel.com/tank or contact Matt Cota.
VFDA Executive Director
VFDA represents companies in the energy service business. VFDA members sell heating oil, BioHeat®, diesel, biodiesel, gasoline, kerosene, wood pellets and propane. VFDA is the leading provider of education and training for heating technicians in Vermont.