Federal Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Mark Knarr, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, CCEA, GPCP
In Federal Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks, you'll learn ...
- What does the Federal government consider to be an “Underground Storage Tank”
- The potential threats that arise with underground storage tank leaks
- Technical standards and corrective action requirements for underground storage tanks
As of 2018, over half a million underground storage tanks (USTs) in the United States store petroleum or hazardous substances. The greatest potential threat from a leaking UST is contamination of groundwater – the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the states, and tribes work in partnership with industry to protect the environment and human health from potential releases.
Nearly all regulated USTs contain petroleum, while a minority of USTs contain other hazardous substances. UST owners include marketers who sell gasoline to the public (such as service stations and convenience stores) and non-marketers who use tanks solely for their own needs (such as fleet service operators and local governments).
In 1988, EPA issued its first UST regulations. Technical requirements included leak detection, leak prevention, and corrective action for all USTs containing regulated substances. EPA also published financial responsibility requirements for UST owners and operators; and included requirements for state program approval.
In 2015, EPA significantly revised the 1988 regulations, with an increased emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment. The 2015 revisions also addressed secondary containment and compatibility of stored fuels.
This course is intended for environmental engineers who are responsible for compliance with state or federal regulations pertaining to underground storage tanks owned by their employer, either in either the public or private sector. As such, the course provides a succinct summary of Federal requirements for UST owners & operators.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Installation requirements
- Reporting requirements
- Spill prevention
- Overfill prevention
- Corrosion protection
- Release detection
- Walkthrough inspections
- Compatibility of stored liquid with UST materials
- Operator training
- Financial responsibility
- Release response
- Hazardous substance USTs
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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