Attention Class A/B UST Operators: There’s a number of new testing requirements for your UST system. Need a simple explanation of what needs testing?
Use this easy to read table below that explains what you must do to comply. But remember: not every rule applies to every UST site. It depends if you have a certain piece of equipment (like an ATG) and whether you use that equipment to comply with the rules.
|If you have:||And you use it for:||Then you need to:||Every:|
|An Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG)||Performing monthly 0.2 GPH release detection||Have the ATG certified and function test floats and probes||Year|
|A Double-Walled Interstitial Tank||Performing monthly interstitial monitoring for tanks||Ensure the console is working properly and connected to sensors||Year|
|Double-Walled Interstitial Piping||Performing monthly interstitial monitoring for piping||Ensure the console is working properly||Year|
|Function test sensors||Year|
|Visually inspect all sumps||Year|
|Tightness test all applicable sumps||3 years|
|An Automatic Line Leak Detector||Continuously looking for 3 GPH leak in pressurized piping||Function test it by leak simulation||Year|
|A Spill Bucket||Spill prevention||Tightness test it||3 years|
|An Automatic Shut Off Device (flapper)||Meeting overfill prevention requirements||Function test it||3 years|
|A High Level Alarm||Meeting overfill prevention requirements||Function test it||3 years|
|A Ball Float Valve||Meeting overfill prevention requirements||Function test it||3 years|
A few pointers:
- Don’t forget to check with your local UST agency to determine when your first test is due.
- Only use qualified contractors to perform the tests.
- Keep records of all test results.
Any questions? Contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or email us.