This just in from the Oregon DEQ…
New UST Rules in Effect October 1!
Remember that starting October, 1 the new UST Rules changes take effect. Regulated USTs are subject to additional testing requirements, and emergency generator USTs are no longer exempt from release detection requirements.
You can view Underground Storage Tank Compliance Program 2018 Rule Changes & Other Related Guidance Directive on DEQ’s web site: (https://www.oregon.gov/deq/FilterDocs/ust2018RulesDirective.pdf) for more information on the new requirements around
Monthly walkthrough inspections
Overfill prevention equipment tests
Spill prevention equipment tests
Containment sump tests
Operability tests for release detection equipment
DEQ encourages owners and permittees to take the necessary steps to comply with the new requirements now. All requirements be- come enforceable on October 1st. This means that, in order to remain compliant with UST statutes, and avoid the possibility of financial penalties, you must complete all required testing on or before October 1st.
We anticipate Service Providers will be very busy as this due date approaches. Contact Steve Paiko at Steven.J.PAIKO@deq.state.or.us for a current list of service providers who are able to do this work.