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July 15, 2015 (comments: 0)

2015 Revised Underground Storage Tank Regulations

As many of you are aware, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 22 issued final underground storage tank system testing and inspection regulations, marking the first significant revision to the regulations since they were issued in 1988 (notwithstanding the 1998 upgrade regulations).   In issuing the rule, EPA said the revised requirements include: adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adding operator training requirements (currently in widespread implementation based on the 2005 Energy Act requirements and state implementation); adding periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems; removing past deferrals for emergency generator tanks, airport hydrant systems, and field-constructed tanks; adding new release prevention and detection technologies; updating codes of practice; and updating state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes.

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January 19, 2015 (comments: 0)

MassDEP Issues New Underground Storage Tank Rules: 310 CMR 80.00

On January 2, 2015, MassDEP adopted a new Underground Storage Tank Regulation (“UST”, 310 CMR
80.00) that addresses design/construction/installation, registration, operation, maintenance and inspection of
UST systems used to store petroleum fuels and hazardous substances. These new rules have been
developed to implement M.G.L. c 21O, which was established by Section 7 of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2009.
This law also transferred regulation of most aspects of the Commonwealth’s UST Program from the
Department of Fire Services (DFS) to MassDEP. The new regulation maintains the basic requirements
established by DFS’s regulation (527 CMR 9.00, which was rescinded on January 1, 2015) and by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. MassDEP has also updated and streamlined requirements designed to
protect groundwater from UST system leaks.

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December 31, 2014 (comments: 0)

Underground Storage Tank Stage I & II Enforcement Discretion Directive

Underground Storage Tank (UST)/Stage I & II Enforcement Discretion Directive 

MassDEP is giving the regulated community 120 days to learn about and implement the new requirements before the agency begins actively enforcing most provisions. This "grace period" runs through April 30, 2015.

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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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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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March 2, 2012 (comments: 0)

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR MONTHLY UST SYSTEM & COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS

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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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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