Underground Storage Tank Closure & Corrective Action

Being the owner and/or operator of an underground storage tank (UST) can be overwhelming at times. Since the compliance, closure, and corrective actions are constantly changing, it poses a challenge to UST owners to not only know and follow the regulations, but to do this while being profitable. As UST owners and/or operators, one of the worst things you can hear is that there has been a release at your property. These are typically discovered during UST closure activities or other subsurface work. However, if the regulations have been followed and money has been paid into the UST fund, the good news is that financial help may be available.

The two main types of UST closures are temporary and permanent. Temporary closures occur when an UST is taken out of service for a limited period of time for one reason or another.  When an UST system is temporarily closed, you must continue operation and maintenance of corrosion protection, continue operation and maintenance of any release detection (unless the UST is empty), submit an amended registration, and the reporting requirements are still applicable.

For more information about UST, or help with tank removal, contact EFS at 317.896.1116.  Also, don’t forget to visit our website at http://www.envfied.com


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