EPA Approves New Test Method for Sumps →

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates, UST Inspections

The EPA OUST announced recently that it has approved PMAA’s low liquid level integrity test as an alternative method for containment sump testing that is required under the 2015 federal UST regulations. The 2015 regulations require liquid testing every three years of all containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring of piping. The original test method cited… Read more »

Do you own a single wall UST in California? →

Posted by - Regulatory Updates

Did you know that all single wall tanks in California were to be permanently closed by the end of 2015? However, the State Water Resources Control Board wants to help with this financial burden. Grants and low interest loans are now available to assist owners/operators in the removal and replacement any remaining single-wall USTs. To get more… Read more »

Updates to Illinois Stage II Vapor Recovery Decommissioning →

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates

An Update from the Illinois Petroleum Marketeer Association:  Gasoline Dispensing Facilities that Have Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems Must Decommission the Equipment by December 31, 2016: Stage II vapor recovery systems have been required at most Chicago area retail and commercial gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF) located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties, along with… Read more »

PEI RP100 Update Scheduled for Next Year →

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The PEI Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems better known as PEI RP100, is getting a makeover. This publication covers the engineering and construction of Underground Liquid Storage Systems, including layout and trenches, flow shut-off devices, transition sumps, automatic line-leak detectors, secondary containment, and water management. The current publication is  the 2011 edition.  There have been… Read more »

PEI RP900 Revisions Expected December 2016, Including the New Appendix D →

Posted by - Regulatory Updates, UST Inspections

PEI‘s UST System Inspection and Maintenance Committee met in Chicago at the beginning of September to discuss the revision of Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems, better known as  PEI RP900. Updates have been made and the revised edition is scheduled for December 2016.  This publication was listed by the EPA as a… Read more »

Utah Proposes Changes to UST Regulations →

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On September 8th the Utah DEQ approved changes to the Utah UST rules to satisfy the new/additional requirements outlined in the updates to 40CFR280 last year. These changes are now submitted for publication and public comment. A comment session on the changes made will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Utah DEQ, Multi-Agency State Office Building,… Read more »

Arizona’s UST State Lead Non-Corrective Action Program is Taking Applications →

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Attention owners of old underground storage tanks (UST) in Arizona:  the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has launched a new program that will remove these tanks at no cost.  The program will also provide a soil sampling from around the removal site.  This program is being coordinated by the UST State Lead Non-Corrective Action Program.  UST owners, operators,… Read more »

New Resources for UST Regulations Launching Today →

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates, UST Inspections, UST Operator Training

After months in the making, we are excited to unveil our new State Regulatory Resource Center, a brand new set of resources for UST regulations. Many of you are familiar with our existing state-specific pages, but today we are improving and expanding the information we provide. In addition to tracking regulatory departmental details and the general availability of UST Operator Training,… Read more »

Overwhelmed by Regulations? You’re not alone! →

Posted by - General, PASS Tools, Regulatory Updates, UST Operator Training

We’ve heard that many of our customers are overwhelmed by regulatory demands.  Right now in the UST industry, we are more heavily regulated than ever before.  PASS’ purpose, in short, is to sift through the mountain of each state’s regulations, condense that into our training and tools, and make those available at the best price.  We… Read more »