Bob Renkes, executive director of the Petroleum Equipment Institute, offered these observations in the most recent Tulsa Letter publication. For the full article, click here. Thanks Bob! We’re proud to be a PEI member.
“I think successful managers and leaders should continuously focus on what can be, rather than what is. And I also believe that the best leaders are always focused on improving. From the equipment and contractor side of this unique partnership—and in that spirit—this is what I see still needs to be addressed to make a great UST program even greater:
- Let’s figure out what is causing the metal components of our UST systems to corrode in the presence of ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.
- Let’s get that last 25 percent of underground tank systems in the U.S. into compliance with release prevention and leak detection requirements. That will reduce the number of newly confirmed releases.
- Let’s work together to determine why equipment is deteriorating in sumps containing ethanol and/or ethanol vapors.
- Let’s find ways to clean up the releases in the backlog before state cleanup funds sunset or are diverted.
- And let’s kick off an inspection and testing program that will identify equipment that no longer works as it was supposed to work.”