We’re starting to hear more definitive chatter from our sources that the proposed Federal UST rule revisions will be adopted in late 2014 or early 2015. These changes formally adopt the provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (operator training, interstitial mandate, red tags etc.) plus adds a number of critical, missing, and/or overdue actions such as spill bucket inspections, sump testing, monthly walk through inspection and more. (more…)
This month’s spotlight shines on the most venerable and reliable UST journal LUSTLine, published by NEIWPCC, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. NEIWPCC is actually one of the oldest groundwater protection organizations in the US, getting its start by Congress in 1947 to help New England states (plus New York) strategize water-related issues. (more…)
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