LD & CP Record Quick Tips
A lack of proper leak detection documentation is one of the most common regulatory deficiencies nationwide. Missing leak detection records or cathodic protection re-certification deadlines add to your expenses and may result in receiving a notice of violation from your regulator. PMMIC has put together this list of recommended practices that are easy to implement and will improve your operations.
Leak Detection (LD)
- Test your tanks when they are full or after receiving a load of product
- Save your monthly tests in a binder or folder and store it in a safe place.
- Retain the highest volume passing test each month
- Retain the most recent 12 months passing tank tests (at certified level)
- Legible tests are required. If you notice your ATG is not printing clearly, contact a licensed service provider.
Cathodic Protection (CP)
- A qualified cathodic protection tester must periodically test your system to ensure it is working properly. Most regulators require the system be tested every three years from installation.
- An impressed current system must be inspected at least once every 60 days. Some states require that a log be kept recording the information from the rectifier.
Thinking about upgrading your site? Contact your state regulator for the current regulations and requirements. Your state may even have a program designed specifically to help UST owners with making upgrades or replacing old equipment.