Storage Tank News

May 9, 2012 (comments: 0)

What is an autodial Failure Alarm?

If you have a Veeder Root Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) equipped with the proper communication equipment, it can be programmed to automatically call out to another device elsewhere (either a computer or a fax machine) and send specific reports and/or information about alarm conditions.

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April 27, 2012 (comments: 0)

MassDEP Discussion Draft of UST Regulations Available

The MassDEP has been provided a Discussion Draft of the UST Regulations to the UST Stakeholder Group.  The MassDEP hopes to officially propose these regulations but at this time, they are available for review, comments and discussion.  The MassDEP released a UST Vision Statement dated February 7, 2012. 

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April 6, 2012 (comments: 0)

August 8, 2012 - Are you Ready?

On or before August 8, 2012 all owners and operators of underground storage tank facilities need to ensure that they satisfy the Operator Training requirements established by the 2005 Energy Policy Act (the “Act”).  This is a National requirement and each state will ultimately have their own requirements with variations in reciprocity, recertification and mode of training (e.g., classroom, multi-language, on-line etc.).

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April 4, 2012 (comments: 0)

New Hampshire SW UST Closure

If you have a single-walled underground storage tank in the State of New Hampshire, it is important to start planning for the implementation of the regulations set forth in 2005 requiring permanent closure by December 22, 2015.  As of that date, all such tanks containing regulated substance that do not have secondary containment and leak monitoring must be closed.




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March 14, 2012 (comments: 0)

IOMA Presentation

Tuesday March 13, 2012 Joel Hershey, Director of ECS Eclipse, presented on Operator Training during the Independing Oil Marketers Assocation meeting at the Westborough, MA Doubletree

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March 2, 2012 (comments: 0)


As most of you probably know, the EPA is moving forward to promulgate new regulations requiring frequent (every 30 days as a matter of fact)  UST system inspections to be performed by a Class B operator or it’s designee for their respective sites.

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February 29, 2012 (comments: 0)

Double Wall Piping Nightmare

Have you ever really taken a close look at the interstice space of a double wall flex pipe? It’s real tiny isn’t it? Did you ever wonder how long it takes for product to travel thru that interstice space? I did. So I inquired.




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February 24, 2012 (comments: 0)

Fuel Theft & Remote Monitoring - Why the two go hand in hand

Fuel prices rising by as much as 20% on an annual  basis  has encouraged and spurred on  petroleum wet stock theft from gas stations and truck stops.

This crime is now costing the United States billions of dollars per year according to industry statistics.

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February 17, 2012 (comments: 0)

Rhode Island Single-Walled UST systems Removal Deadline

Owners or of a single-walled UST system in Rhode Island, should be aware that a deadline for permanent closure of these systems may apply to their facility, depending on date of install.



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February 14, 2012 (comments: 0)

EPA Strengthening 1988 Regulations

Are you aware that the first time since federal regulations regarding underground storage tanks (USTs) were first promulgated in 1988, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing significant changes and additions to these regulations?  The proposed rulemaking includes new requirements for USTs primarily focusing on proper operation and maintenance, training, additional release detection requirements and testing of secondary systems and spill prevention.

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