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Not Sure About the New UST Testing Rules? Let Us Help - UST Training

November 21, 2018

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 on whether you have certain types 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.

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