Compliance for above ground tanks
New aboveground tank regulations carry costly penalties
EPA & state agencies are enforcing above ground storage tank rules.
The regulations concerning above ground tanks are voluminous and complex. The first question you may be asking yourself is whether or not your location has to comply with EPA and state above ground storage tank requirements.
- Call us and get answers to your above ground storage tank questions.
4 critical questions for above ground tank compliance
1. Do your tanks meet the EPA definition of an above ground storage tank? Many of our clients are surprised to learn the EPA definition extends to large facilities and small business owners as well.
2. If you have an above ground tank, what class of above ground tank do you have? This is an important question because different types of testing may be required.
3. Do you know what an SPCC plan is? Do you need one? The regulations concerning this complicated area have recently changed. We have the latest updates.
4. What type of above ground tank inspection do you need? We can provide you a testing solution that can test above ground tanks of any size. In fact, our technology often does not require the tank to be emptied or taken out of service.
Contact our Above Ground Storage Tank Experts at 1-877-440-8265
3 main types of liquid storage tanks
- Underground storage tank (UST) is defined a little differently in an SPCC plan than in the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA). A Completely buried tank as defined in §112.2 refers to any container completely below grade and covered with earth, sand, gravel, asphalt, or other material. Containers in vaults, bunkered tanks, or partially buried tanks are considered above-ground storage containers for purposes of this part.
- Elevated Storage Tanks and On Ground Storage Tanks are the 2 main categories of above ground tanks. The distinction between the two is that for an elevated tank, all out side surfaces are visible.
- On Ground Storage Tanks are defined as some part of the tank coming in contact with the surface of the ground and this part of the tank cannot be visually inspected. On-ground tanks comprise the major population of larger, high volume, high capacity ASTs. The distinction is important when considering testing these tanks. Typically an on-ground tank comes in contact with the soil, soil bedding, ring walls, concrete pads or special foundation supports. The tank contact points should be protected from corrosion.