The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Fire Services, Storage Tank Division, is a regulatory agency that promotes safe storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids. The Division enforces the state rules and regulations through oversight for tanks above ground and underground and the storage of regulated substances. This includes new tank installation, plan reviews, removal of existing tanks, inspections and other administrative functions. The Storage Tank Division of Michigan Statutory Authority Part 211 of the Underground Storage Tank Regulations of the 1994 PA 451, amended requires a form of financial responsibility for the annual registration of underground storage tanks (UST’s).
Owner/operators must also provide proof of financial responsibility. This includes obtaining a surety bond in the amount or either $2,000 or $10,000 based on the state requirement. Or by providing another form of financial responsibility acceptable to the state. If a surety bond is chosen as the form of financial responsibility used, both owners and tenants must both be registered with LARA and both may be required to be named in the bond depending on the terms of the lease agreement or contract of the property. LARA will determine who is to be named on the surety bond.
The premium that you pay for a Michigan Financial Responsibility for Underground Storage Tank Surety Bond is dependent on the bond amount required and personal credit. Our rates start at $100 or 2% of the bond amount, whichever is greatest, with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote.
Global underground gas storage is expected to increase by more than 200 billion cubic meters by 2030 from the current day storage of approximately 377 billion cubic meters.
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