Underground Storage Tank Environmental Results Program For Technical Issues Many of the documents on this page require Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Click here to upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader. For best results, please download the form to your desktop/device. The Environmental Results Program or ERP is an innovative program in which State regulatory agencies: Educate regulated facilities about their environmental impact and obligations, Require the facilities to self-evaluate and certify compliance, Measure environmental performance changes, and More effectively manage limited resources. The State of Massachusetts developed ERP to improve environmental performance in sectors with large numbers of smaller facilities, such as dry cleaners and printers. ERP can be adopted by State underground storage tank (UST) regulating agencies to produce similar environmental performance improvements by UST facilities. Better operation and maintenance by UST facilities could produce fewer releases from USTs. ERP also: Provides both the opportunity and the incentive for a facility to understand and meet its environmental requirements. Creates a powerful incentive, through its self-certification requirement, for UST owners or operators to focus on environmental responsibilities. Leverages scarce State inspection and other enforcement resources. Fosters best management practices that can help to prevent releases. How Does ERP work? The State agency provides compliance assistance - it puts together training workshops and plain language workbooks that clearly explain all of a facility's environmental obligations as well as proposed pollution prevention and health and safety practices. An owner/operator annually certifies to the State agency that the facility is in compliance and will continue to be in compliance. If the facility is not in compliance, it must file a Return to Compliance Plan with a schedule for returning to compliance. The State agency conducts "before and after" inspections to judge the accuracy of certification and the degree of performance improvements for individual facilities and for sectors as a whole. The State agency can also use the data to strategically target inspections and compliance assistance efforts, to track results to show success to the public, industry and legislators and, as appropriate, take enforcement action. Primary Resources 2022 UST Compliance Checklist 2022 UST Certification Workbook Additional Resources DEM UST Management Program Stage I Vapor Recovery Program Doing Inventory Control Right Stage I Weekly Inspection Checklist EPA UST ERP Brochure Service Alert Walk-in service at DEM's Permit Application Center (PAC) at DEM Headquarters in Providence is now available Contact 401-222-4700 ext. 77265 or email DEM.PAC@dem.ri.gov with questions or if you wish to set up an appointment for other services. If you are seeking assistance for wetlands or OWTS/septic systems, please call 401-222-4700 and ask for the person on-call for the specific program.