ECS Eclipse News

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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February 9, 2012 (comments: 0)

CT DEEP UST Petroleum Cleanup Program revocation

Connecticut’s Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Program is in danger of loosing their approval from the EPA as a mechanism of financial responsibility.  The program was created to serve as an alternative to private insurance to gas station owners who could not get insurance through the private sector.

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February 8, 2012 (comments: 0)

Recent Field Inspection

During a recent inspection, I had been informed by site personal of an on-going issue of intermittent sensor alarms.

Tagged under: alarms, ATG, Inspection, manways, sensors

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January 23, 2012 (comments: 0)

Mr. Fix It

An ECS Eclipse field service technician recently came across something that made us all cringe.  A shear valve beneath a dispenser had been wedged permanently open with a wrench.

Tagged under: Shear Valve

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January 12, 2012 (comments: 0)

Daily Inventory Reconciliation

Did you know that the Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) effective earlier this year eliminated the requirement for monthly inventory reconciliation for UST systems?  That’s right, the rule effective May 16, 2011 - O.A.C. 1307:7-9-07 - states that daily inventory control with monthly reconciliation is no longer required.

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January 9, 2012 (comments: 0)

Northeastern US States move forward with Phase-out of Stage II Vapor Recovery

If your gasoline dispensing facility is subject to Stage II Vapor Recovery regulations, the remaining days for your Stage II vapor recovery system may be numbered.   As you may have read or heard, some states have already changed their regulations to eliminate the requirement for Stage II Vapor Recovery.




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January 6, 2012 (comments: 0)

Paperwork Disorganization

I have done a fair share of facility inspections and compliance audits throughout the years. One of the most common themes I have run across is disorganization of paperwork. The last few years have seen an increase in the number of Notices of Violation and penalty fines to the gasoline retailers targeted by the Regulatory Agencies. This increase of NOV’s and fines is due generally to an increase of focus on compliance which leads to an increased number of facility inspections. One of the most common violations includes the Monthly/Weekly Release Detection record keeping.

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