Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund (PTRCF)

Duane Sandvick

Program Manager, 701-328-5191

Kory Crowdus

Program Specialist, 701-328-5202

The North Dakota Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund was established by the 1989 North Dakota State Legislature to financially assist tank owners for cleanup costs and third-party liability caused by petroleum contamination.

All owners or operators of aboveground or underground petroleum storage tanks in North Dakota are required to register their tanks with the Fund and pay an annual registration fee of $150 - $300 for each aboveground tank and $150 - $300 for each underground tank depending on the risk classification category of the tank. Violation of this law is a class B misdemeanor.

If a petroleum release occurs or petroleum contamination is discovered, an eligible tank owner is reimbursed 90 percent of necessary and reasonable costs between $5,000 and $155,000 for cleanup of contamination or third-party liability. The Fund reimburses 100 percent of costs between $155,000 and $1,000,000.

The Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund online portal allows tank owners to process and pay for annual registrations online as well as to submit new tank registrations and tank sale or disposal forms online. Help documents are found on the portal web site.

 PTRCF Online Portal 

2023-24 Petroleum Tank Online Registration Renewal Memorandum

PTRCF Classification Table

Application for Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund (SFN 17017)

Environmental Consultant Expenses Worksheet (SFN 18731)

Excavation Expenses Worksheet (SFN 17331)

Petroleum Release Remediation - N.D.C.C. § 23.1-12

Petroleum Tank Registration (SFN 17132)

Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund - N.D. Admin. Code Article 33.1-12

Tank Removal and Cleanup Guidelines

Sale or Disposal of Petroleum Storage Tanks (SFN 50884)

Department of Environmental Quality
4201 Normandy Street
Bismarck, ND 58503-1324

H: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
P: 701-328-5150
F: 701-328-5200

Office of the Director Employee Email List

Last Name First Name E-Mail Address Program Phone
Albaugh Karissa DEQ Boiler Inspection 701-400-1043
Crowdus Kory PTRCF Program 701-328-5202
Fowler Nicolle DEQ Boiler Inspection 701-541-2113
Fritz Ann DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5150
Glatt Dave DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5150
Habertroh Gary DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5206
Johnson Allen DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5150
Machart Craig DEQ Boiler Inspection 701-781-0528
McCusker Kristie DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5150
Ronning-Schimetz Kathleen DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5276
Sandvick Duane PTRCF Program 701-328-5191
Seime Trevor DEQ Boiler Inspection 701-220-4723
Skjod Jennifer DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5150
Ulrich Shawn DEQ Directors Office 701-328-5150