Petroleum Bulk Storage Program - Facility Operator

The purpose of the program is to regulate petroleum storage facilities in order to protect the public health, and prevent gasoline spills to the groundwater. (Groundwater is used for drinking water by 98% of the county's population.) Registration of tanks are required and inspections are conducted to ensure compliance. There are approximately 630 registered tanks.

Updated Petroleum Bulk Storage Regulations (PBS)

Updated PBS regulations come into effect on July 21, 2009. Information on these regulation changes is available on the Department of Environmental Conservation website.

The updated regulations include:
  • Authority for This Department to Prohibit Product Deliveries in Certain Situations
  • Equipment/Tank Upgrade Requirements
  • Facility Operator Training and Certification Requirements

Registration Information

Cortland County requires annual registration of PBS facilities.