Chicago Underground Storage Tank Program
CSFA Number: 592-01-0503
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Fred Schneller
217-557-3131
Fred.Schneller@illinois.gov
Short Description
Funds the operational expenses of the City of Chicago related to the regulation of underground storage tanks
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Environmental Quality
Enabling Legislation
Gasoline Storage Act (430 ILCS 15/2); Superfund Reauthorization Amendments of 1986, Title I, Section 2007(f); Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) of 1976, Section 9011; Energy Policy Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C 6916(f)(2); EPA's Annual Appropriations Act; Energy Policy Act of 2005, Title XV; Ethanol And Motor Fuels, Title B, Section 1521-1533, Public Law 109-58, U.S.C 15801; Ethanol And Motor Fuels, Title B, Section 1521-1533, Public Law 105-276, 42 Stat. 15801.
Objectives and Goals
To protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Chicago through the regulation of underground storage tanks.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
Provides funding for staff, training and any other expense approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for activities related to state and federal regulation of underground storage tanks.

This program is exempt from indirect costs.
Eligibility Requirements
Funding is restricted to the City of Chicago
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
State law (430 ILCS 15/2) allows the agency to delegate the authority for the regulation of underground storage tanks to the City of Chicago. The agency seeks an appropriation each year to allow this delegation to occur.
Assistance Consideration
The City of Chicago must sign a delegation agreement with the agency each year that outlines approved expenditures and reporting requirements.
Post Assistance Requirements
The grantee must maintain, for a minimum of three years after the completion of the agreement, adequate books, records, and supporting documents to verify the amounts, recipients, and uses of all disbursements of funds passing in conjunction with the agreement. The agreement and all books, records, or papers related to the program, project, or use for which grant funds were provided and supporting document related to the agreement shall be available for review and audit by the Office, Auditor General, Attorney General, and Inspector General. The grantee must cooperate fully with any audit and to provide full access to all relevant materials. Failure to maintain the books, records, and supporting documents required by this section shall establish a presumption in favor of the State for the recovery of any funds paid by the State under the agreement for which adequate books, records, and supporting documentation are not available to support their purported disbursement.

In the event that the grant is not expended in the manner approved, the recipient must refund the full amount of the grant award. Recovery of grant funds shall be accomplished in accordance with the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act (30 ILCS 705).
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
430 ILCS 15/2
30 ILCS 708
2 CFR 200
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $550,000
FY 2016 : $550,000
FY 2017 : $550,000
FY 2018 : $550,000
FY 2019 : $550,000
FY 2020 : $550,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None