Aloha to our Hawai’i Class C UST operators. We’re starting to get calls about the annual refresher requirements by the HI DOH so we know word is starting to get out. Any questions about refresher requirements just give us a shout. We’re Pacific Time you should be able to catch a live person most days. Call 866-301-8265 or email us. Class A/B operators must refresh every five years so you ABs out there have some time.
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This year’s trade show of petroleum equipment at the Las Vegas Convention Center was the typical smorgasbord of everything you could ever imagine being associated with USTs: tanks, pipes, fittings, sumps, flanges, monitors, pumps, sumps, nozzles, connectors, leak detectors, liners, the works. If you’ve never been to a PEI/NACS Show, you owe it to yourself to see it at least once. (more…)
Interesting new study about why it’s important to respond quickly to small spills at gas stations. This report claims 1500 liters or almost 400 gallons are spilled at a typical gas station ever decade. (courtesy of PetrolPlaza)
Here is another article about USTs and ethanol about a “test to better understand the corrosion caused by bacteria in a vapor-filled, enclosed environment.” Courtesy of the American Society of Civil Engineers: Researchers Develop New Corrosion Test
This month’s spotlight is one of the most remote gas station UST sites in the United States: Tinian Fuel Services on the island of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Tinian has a population of just over 3,100 people, is a US Territory, and served as a critical airfield base of operations at the end of World War II. If you could fly there from my office near Seattle, it would take over 17 hours to get there. (more…)
Final Underground Storage Tank Rule Under Review by White House OMB
By: Anthony Adragna | September 25, 2014 7:41 PM ET
Sept. 25 (BNA) — The White House Office of Management and Budget has begun reviewing a final Environmental Protection Agency rule that could expand monitoring and inspection requirements for certain underground storage tanks (RIN 2050-AG46).
Under the 2011 proposed rule, tank owners and operators would be subject to additional training requirements and rules for backup containment. The EPA has said the proposal would enable better detection and prevention of leaks known to cause groundwater contamination (76 Fed. Reg. 71,708). (more…)