Proponents of clean drinking water can applaud the Governor Jerry Brown as he signed into legislation an extension of the Barry Keene Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund. The Fund is paid into per gallon of gasoline or diesel purchased in California. The goal of the Fund is to clean up previous released petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater.
A disproportionate percentage of the funds go to small business owners, most of which are in no position to afford the high costs of soil and ground water assessment and remediation.
FREY has worked closely with the UST cleanup fund for our clients to maximize the assistance provided by the State.