Attention Class A/B UST operators. Are you ready for the 2018 deadline?
The 2015 EPA rule changes are a bit hard to explain at first because the implementation date depends in part in which state your UST system is located and whether that state approved by EPA to fully run their own program. The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) recently provided this simple summary of what’s due when for these states. Thanks PEI!
IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE FOR 2015 UST REQUIREMENTS IN NON-SPA STATES
There is some confusion among members regarding the implementation time frames for states without program approval (non-SPA states) to comply with EPA’s UST requirements. In particular, members and the regulated community want to understand when UST owners in non-SPA states will be required to conduct the first test or inspection of the following:
- Spill prevention equipment (test)
- Overfill prevention equipment (inspection)
- Containment sump testing for sumps used for piping interstitial monitoring
- Release detection equipment (test)
- Walkthrough (inspection)
The deadline for UST owners and operators in non-SPA states to conduct their first test or inspection of the equipment mentioned above is October 13, 2018. The non-SPA states include AZ, CA, FL, IL, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, RI, WI, and WY. EPA has published a brochure that highlights the implementation time frames to meet the 2015 federal UST requirements.
If you have questions about the deadline, UST Training is offering another free webinar to explain the new rules on August 24, 2016 from 11 Am to 12 PM Pacific Time. Register today. Its Free!