Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tank (UST): Solid Waste Disposal Act (commonly called the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)), 42 USC 6991 and 40 CFR 280

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UST overview:

State UST programs: 40 CFR 281 and 40 CFR 282

Applicability:

Regulated facilities: 40 CFR 280.10 to 280.12

Lender liability exemption: 40 CFR 280.200 and 40 CFR 281.38

Notification:

Installation: 40 CFR 280.22

Ownership transfer: 40 CFR 280.22(b) and 40 CFR 280.22(g)

Public record: 42 USC 6991a(d)

Construction, design, and installation:

Performance standards: 40 CFR 280.20 and 40 CFR 280.21

Compatibility: 40 CFR 280.32

Periodic testing: 40 CFR 280.35

Walk-through inspections: 40 CFR 280.36

Petroleum USTs: 40 CFR 280.41

Hazardous Substance USTs: 40 CFR 280.42

Field-constructed USTs and airport hydrant systems: 40 CFR 280.250

Leak detection: 40 CFR 280.40 to 280.45

Leak detection—tanks: 40 CFR 280.43

Leak detection—piping: 40 CFR 280.44

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 280.45

Releases:

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan: 40 CFR 112

Release reporting:

Release reporting—immediate: 40 CFR 280.50 and 40 CFR 280.53

Release reporting—within 24 hours: 40 CFR 280.61 to 280.63

Release reporting—as soon as possible: 40 CFR 280.66

Release reporting—within 30 days: 40 CFR 280.33

Release reporting—within 45 days: 40 CFR 280.63

Cleanup:

Corrective action: 40 CFR 280.66 and 40 CFR 280.67

Closure:

Temporary closure: 40 CFR 280.70

Permanent closure: 40 CFR 280.71

Changes in service: 40 CFR 280.71 to 280.74

Tank replacement: 40 CFR 280.71 to 280.74

Financial responsibility:

Coverage for USTs: 40 CFR 280.90 to 280.116

Leaking UST (LUST) fund: 26 USC 9508

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 280.34

Operator training:

Requirements: 40 CFR 280.240

Designation: 40 CFR 280.241

Retraining: 40 CFR ...


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