ECS Eclipse News

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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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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