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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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July 24, 2014 (comments: 0)

CHANGES TO NEW HAMPSHIRE UST/AST CLOSURE GUIDANCE

If you are involved in the permanent closure and/or replacement of an underground storage tank (UST) or aboveground storage tank (AST) system or tank components such as underground piping, piping sumps or spill containment, it is important to familiarize yourself with the recent changes to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) guidance document titled"Requirements for Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank System and System Component Closure Sampling & Reporting" and to the UST/AST Closure Notification form

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April 27, 2012 (comments: 0)

MassDEP Discussion Draft of UST Regulations Available

The MassDEP has been provided a Discussion Draft of the UST Regulations to the UST Stakeholder Group.  The MassDEP hopes to officially propose these regulations but at this time, they are available for review, comments and discussion.  The MassDEP released a UST Vision Statement dated February 7, 2012. 

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