The USTIB and USTIF administer a program to reimburse eligible participants for expenses from releases into the environment.
Chris Hartman, Rutter’s director of fuels and forecourt, was recently appointed to Pennsylvania’s Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board (USTIB) for the 2019-2020 legislative session.
USTIB oversees the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (USTIF), which collects funds from tank owners to pay for long-term cleanups of leaking or abandoned storage tanks.
The overall mission of the fund and the board is to provide for a cleaner commonwealth by administering a fiscally responsible program to reimburse eligible participants for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred from releases into the environment.
“We are thankful to House Speaker Mike Turzai for appointing Chris to the board,” said Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) President and CEO Alex Baloga. “Chris already has an extensive background in the fuels industry and a brightfuture at a growing company.”
Baloga also serves on the USTIB board. State legislation approved in 2017 gave PFMA a board seat.
Hartman is the 11th generation of the family business, dating back to 1747 when Rutter’s purchased its farm in York. He started working in Rutter’s stores when he was 13 years old.
Hartman has a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance from St. Joseph’s University. He worked for five yearsin Dallas as a food broker before returning to York to work at the family business in July 2018.