Source Guides Underground Storage Tank Operators Through New Regulations
In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Agency issued new underground storage tank regulations. On Oct. 13, 2018,* several of the requirements contained in the new federal regulations go into effect. The new federal regulations put more responsibility on owners and operators – both to know what is expected of them at the federal level, at the state level, or both, and to implement the necessary compliance practices in time. Many states are pursuing adoption of the federal requirements in their state regulations, while others appear not to be pursuing updated regulations at this time. To help owners, operators and technicians confidently meet the compliance requirements, Source has prepared several informational pieces to clarify the expectations:
- A Comprehensive State-By-State Guide to UST Regulations
- Summary of Federal UST Regulations That Go into Effect on Oct. 13, 2018
- UST Regulations in My State: Frequently Asked Questions
- EPA Issues Low-Liquid Level UST Containment Sump Testing Procedures
- Is the Retirement Age for USTs Shifting?
Additional information about UST regulations is available from your Source representative at www.sourcena.com/contact-us or by calling 800-572-5578.
*Despite requests from several industry organizations, the EPA has opted not to postpone the Oct. 13, 2018 deadline. Some individual states, however, may have options in extending particular aspects of the regulation. For the latest updates, please reference Source’s Comprehensive State-by-State Guide. In addition, Source recommends UST operators continue to pursue their UST requirements to ensure compliance in a timely manner.
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