Thinking about closing one of your underground storage tanks temporarily? Before you do, check out this list of EPA requirements for temporarily closed tanks and don't forget to check with your state regulator!
Every owner/operator should be taking steps to prevent water from getting into their underground storage tanks. We answer common questions about monitoring options, causes, and solutions.
Seats are still available in the last A/B operator training courses in 2019. All courses meet the requirements for South Dakota and Iowa certifications.
UST facilities are required to keep metallic system components that frequently hold petroleum products safe from corrosion. Each method designed to cathodically protect these elements requires different maintenance and reporting.
Tank monitors are programmed to go into alarm if anything is not as it should be with a storage tank system. All alarms should be addressed immediately.
New tank or piping installations or upgrades of 10 feet or more are required to have secondary containment. Liquid sensors are a continuous and convenient monitoring method. However, they can easily be rendered useless if not installed correctly.
Class C UST Operators are often the first line of response in emergency situations. When their training is complete, each operator should have a basic understanding of these four topics.
Owners and operators are required to report a suspected release within 24 hours. In addition, they should immediately takes steps to respond to the release and minimize the impact.