Storage Tank News

July 15, 2015 (comments: 0)

2015 Revised Underground Storage Tank Regulations

As many of you are aware, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 22 issued final underground storage tank system testing and inspection regulations, marking the first significant revision to the regulations since they were issued in 1988 (notwithstanding the 1998 upgrade regulations).   In issuing the rule, EPA said the revised requirements include: adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adding operator training requirements (currently in widespread implementation based on the 2005 Energy Act requirements and state implementation); adding periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems; removing past deferrals for emergency generator tanks, airport hydrant systems, and field-constructed tanks; adding new release prevention and detection technologies; updating codes of practice; and updating state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes.

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June 17, 2013 (comments: 0)

The ATG: Mr. Know-It-All

When I first entered this industry 11 years ago, I admittedly didn't know the first thing about how underground storage tanks worked, what was involved in operating them, or what it took to keep them in compliance.  Since then, I've had my hands in many things, and now feel as though I have a pretty solid understanding about each one of those things.  The one thing that seems to have really caught my attention through all these activities though, is the Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG).

Tagged under: ATG, ATG Monitoring, Compliance, UST

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November 1, 2012 (comments: 0)

Secondary Containment, a Primary Concern

As an owner/operator of a UST system you are probably aware of the widespread requirements for secondary containment are fast approaching. Depending on what state you are in, you may already be feeling the effect of having to upgrade your older single-walled systems.

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August 15, 2012 (comments: 0)

Skimming for Skimmers

When most regulated storage tank system owners, operators, and contractors think of performing an inspection of a motor fuel dispenser, they think of inspecting for environmental compliance and maintenance. They look for leaks, drips, broken or warn out equipment, and other items that may pose certain risks.

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August 9, 2012 (comments: 0)

Changes to Stage I and II Vapor Recovery in Massachusetts

UST owners or operators in Massachusetts should have recently received a postcard from the MassDEP regarding changes to Stage II Vapor Recovery Requirements.  The reason for the change is that on May 16, 2012, the US EPA issued a rule...

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June 18, 2012 (comments: 0)

Facility inspections and possible NOVs (Notice of Violation)

More than likely you will be visited by a state inspector to determine if your site is in compliance with petroleum storage tank regulations.  Usually these inspections will be based upon multiple factors

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June 6, 2012 (comments: 0)

UST Operator Training - HELP!

The 2005 Energy Act required that each state adopt regulations for Operator Training and with the deadline looming (August 8, 2012 for most states) owners/operators are asking questions.

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May 25, 2012 (comments: 0)

Document Organization

Let’s be honest, staying organized is tough. When it comes to running a business, your day to day list of things to do can be endless.



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May 17, 2012 (comments: 0)

EPA: New Regulations Allow Recognition of “Widespread Use” and Stage II Vapor Recovery Removal

The US EPA announced that effective May 16th, 2012, the phasing out and decommissioning of Stage II Vapor Collection systems that collects vapors during motor vehicle gasoline fueling may be allowed.

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