In the July 15, 2015 Federal Register the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the 2015 underground storage tank regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. The revisions strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment
The EPA website offers a range of information about the new regulations aimed at UST owners and operators to help them understand what’s different about the 2015 revised UST regulations compared to the 1988 regulations.
The new regulations will impact secondary containment systems, operation and maintenance procedures, as well as a host of other areas. One particularly notable change is that the proposed regulations will no longer allow flow restrictors (a.k.a. ball float valves) in vent lines [Section IV.D.1]. New provisions for the operation and maintenance of USTs have been specified, including testing and detection requirements [Section IV.B.3] and testing requirements have been introduced for Spill Prevention Equipment [Section IV.B.2], Secondary Containment Areas [Section IV.B.4] and Release Detection Equipment, including Leak Line Detectors [Section IV.B.5].
Understanding the new EPA UST regulations can be a daunting task. Ensuring your business is in compliance with these new regulations today will prevent you from potential penalties in the future. Franklin Fueling Systems is the expert in underground petroleum systems and we have the solutions to help you not only meet today’s challenges, but also protect your investment in the future.
We've put together a simple guide to help you better understand the new regulations and the solutions we offer. Visit franklinfueling.com/ust-regs to receive your navigation guide to the UST Regulations.
This represents Franklin Fueling Systems sole interpretation of the latest UST Federal regulations. Although these are federal level regulations, you must be aware of varying State/Local/County regulations as well. Contact Franklin for detailed solutions and technical advice.
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