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

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 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.

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