WHAT IS AN UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST)?
An underground storage tank is a tank and any underground piping connected to that tank that has at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground. The federal UST regulations apply only to UST systems storing either petroleum or certain hazardous substances. All UST or pressurized underground fuel lines service emergency power systems are mandated to meet the new regulations by December 2020.
THOMPSON POWER SYSTEMS CAN ASSIST YOU WITH THESE COMPLICATED UST REGULATIONS
The experts at Thompson Power Systems know and understand these complicated regulations.When our trained service technician visits your facility, they are qualified to perform all of the following services:
• State-of-the-Art In-Tank Camera Inspections
• Fuel Sampling & Lab Analysis
• Fuel & Tank Treatments
• State-of-the-Art Fuel Polishing & Tank Cleaning
• Regulatory Compliance Audit & Testing
• Tank & Pump Repair
• Turn-Key Tank Services
WHO REGULATES USTs?
In 1984, Congress created a federal program to regulate USTs that contain petroleum or other certain hazardous substances to minimize future tank leaks due to corrosion and/or structural defects. Congress directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish requirements and standards for operations, tank design and installation, leak detection, spill and overfill control, corrective action, and tank closure.
The EPA recognizes that state and local governments are in the best position to oversee USTs.
States may have more stringent regulations than the federal requirements. If you are interested in UST requirements, program information can be acquired from the following state agencies in our territory:
Alabama Department of Environmental Management Land Division
Groundwater Branch/UST Program
1400 Coliseum Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36110
P.O. Box 301463
Montgomery, AL 36130-1463
UST Phone: 334-270-5655
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Waste Management
Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems
Twin Towers Office Building
Room 403, MS 4575
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Contact Thompson Power Systems
Schedule a tank audit with us by calling 205-849-4361 or by filling out the form below to help you meet UST regulations in your community.