In August 2021, PMMIC hosted several online-only webinars to review the new underground storage tank (UST) requirements specific to Iowa facilities. The 2-hour training included an overview of requirements and owner/operator responsibilities.
The deadline for all UST systems to be in compliance with the new federal regulations is October 13th, 2021. For many states, the deadline has already occurred.
There has been an increase in temporarily closed underground storage tanks due to complications from COVID-19. The USEPA has several requirements for owners who are temporarily closing an UST.
The US EPA revised operator traininig requirements at a federal level in 2015. However, those requirements can vary from state to state. Always check that the training course you've selected has been approved by your state regulator.
Owners and operators of underground storage tank systems are the first line of defense in preventing releases to the environment. These easy-to-implement steps are a surefire way for UST or AST owners and operators to reduce risk and help prevent leaks or spills.
Every piece of equipment that's part of an underground storage tank system can be sorted into one of three functional areas. Sorting your equipment into these categories can make it easier for operators to reference the different areas that may need attention or security.
Skimming equipment can be placed on the exterior or interior of a dispensing unit. Over the years, skimming devices have become smaller and harder to detect. Operators must take action to protect their sites and their customers.
A lack of proper leak detection (LD) documentation is one of the most common regulatory deficiencies nationwide. Missing records for tanks, lines, or cathodic protection (CP) can result in costly regulatory enforcement.