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The Petroleum Equipment Institute published a new “Recommended Practices” that guides tank operators, contractors and regulators through tank closure and removal procedures.

RP1700 covers practices for both underground storage tank and shop-fabricated aboveground storage tank systems. It summarizes decommissioning, removal, closure in place, storage, transportation and off-site disposal of tanks that contained petroleum products.

Recommended Practices for the Closure of Underground Storage Tank and Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Storage Tank Systems applies to facilities with regulated or non-regulated USTs, shop-fabricated ASTs and related equipment in a system with petroleum products.

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