Ohio Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board
Key Claim Filing Information
The following information has been communicated by listserv to contractors and environmental consulting firms that perform corrective action work for accidental releases of petroleum from underground storage tanks. To be added to the email list to receive information concerning claim filing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-224-4659.
Clarification of Allowable Markup
(Issued April 7, 2021)
Effective July 1, 2020, portions of the Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C.) regarding allowable markup on necessary costs for corrective action changed. O.A.C. 3737-1-09 (A)(17), Limitations of Fund Coverage, was amended to clarify that markup on charges for utilities and costs for transportation of soil and backfill materials are not reimbursable. O.A.C. 3737-1-09.1 (A)(1), Inclusions of Fund Coverage, was amended to clarify that up to a 10% markup is allowed on costs for subcontractor drilling services and utility locating services. In addition, effective July 1, 2020, up to a 10% markup is allowed on subcontractor charges for soil excavation services and vacuum truck services. As always, markup on inseparable lump sum costs which include any of the items outlined in O.A.C. 3737-1-09 (A)(17) is not reimbursable; and only usual, customary and reasonable costs (including markup) can be allowed. For more information, please refer to the full text of O.A.C. 3737-1-09 and 3737-1-09.1.
(Issued March 30, 2021)
Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code (O.A.C.) 3737-1-12, a
(Issued February 22, 2021)
In recent months, the Board has seen a significant increase in the number of incomplete Claim Reimbursement Applications being submitted. Historically, the Board’s staff has generally performed a cursory review of a claim application and requested missing proof of payment, signatures, forms, invoices, etc. within three business days of receipt of the claim application. However, effective February 22, 2021, the receipt of an incomplete claim application is recorded in the Board’s database and the preparer is responsible for submitting all additional information required to complete the claim application. If, after 30 days, the additional documentation required to complete the claim application has not been received, as time permits, the Board’s staff will issue an email to the responsible person and/or the consultant requesting the required additional information. Claim applications are placed into the queue for review and settlement as of the date the application is determined to be complete.
Hard Copy Applications Required
(Issued August 18, 2020)
The Board requires the submission of all applications for eligibility, cost pre-approval, and claim reimbursement to be in hard copy format, regardless of whether the application is also submitted by email. For security, emails with large attachments are subject to rejection; if rejected, the date the email was attempted to be sent will not be accepted as the date of submission.
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