In 1989, DEQ adopted rules to provide for the regulation of companies and individuals performing services for regulated underground storage tanks systems. In March 2000, additional rules were adopted specifically for individuals and companies performing services for underground heating oil tanks.
The checklists and forms below can be downloaded, printed, and used as needed to comply with relevant HOT reporting requirements.
Information for Service Providers and Supervisors
HOT Licensing Program Forms
Report Forms for HOT Service Providers
HOT Supervisor Examination and License
Effective March 15, 2000, individuals who supervise work at heating oil tank cleanup and voluntary decommissioning projects are required to be licensed by DEQ. This is a new license category and requires that a HOT examination be taken and passed before issuance of the HOT Supervisor License. The new license does NOT authorize the performance of supervisory services for regulated tanks.
The "Oregon HOT Supervisor" examination is given by the International Code Council. The Dec. 18, 2009 ICC UST/AST Examination Information bulletin contains information about the examination, including scheduling instructions, computer based testing services, test locations and sample questions. The fee for the exam is $75, which must be paid by cashier’s check, money order, or government check at the exam center or by credit card at the time you make your reservations or up to three days before the date of the exam. To request a copy of this bulletin, call ICC at 1-888-422-7233 x33823, or visit their web site.
Studying for the Examination
Test questions have been derived from the following references:
- HOT Rules (OAR 340-177-0001 through 0095)
- Licensing Requirements for Service Providers and Supervisors Providing HOT Services (OAR 340-163-0005 through 0150)
- Cleanup Rules for Leaking Petroleum UST Systems (OAR 340-122-0205 through 0360)
- Risk-Based Decision Making for the Remediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Sites
- HOT Generic Remedy
- Guidance Document for Aeration of Petroleum Contaminated Soils
- API 1604 "Removal and Disposal of Used USTs" is available from API by calling 202-682-8000.
- EPA/910/B-92/001 "EPA Health and Safety Training Manual for UST Inspectors Students Guide" is available from the International Code Council by calling 1-800-284-4406.
Applying for a HOT Supervisor License
Once you pass the examination, you must complete a HOT Supervisor License Application from DEQ.
- HOT Supervisor License Application
The application and a copy of your exam score report must be submitted to DEQ with the $150 license fee within 30 days of passing the examination. Once your application is approved, you will be issued a license in writing within one to two weeks. The new license is valid for 24 months.
For additional information about supervisor licensing requirements, call toll-free in Oregon 1-800-742-7878 or 503-229-6652.