Updated RP900 Reflects New Inspection Practices

November 24, 2021

Attention Class A/B UST Operators who use PEI RP 900 for 30-day walkthrough inspections. This just in from the Petroleum Equipment Institute:

An updated PEI RP900:Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems will be available for purchase in December. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes RP900 as a code of practice that may be used to comply with walkthrough inspection requirements in 40 CFR 280.36 (a)(2). Among other things, the revised RP900 includes updated monthly and annual inspection requirements that mirror EPA requirements. The daily inspection requirement was removed and made optional, and the monthly inspection process was modified to reflect the removal of the daily inspection requirement.

In plain English: RP 900 has a daily, monthly and annual inspection form. You no longer have to use the daily and annual inspections forms when using the monthly form unless you want to.

UST Training’s president Ben Thomas is on the PEI RP 900 committee and has been supporting this change for some time. Ben has been offering the RP 900 monthly form to Class A/B UST operators nationwide since before states even required the walkthrough inspection.  Ben encouraged all UST operators use the monthly form when applicable or required and, especially for busy or complex UST sites to use the daily and annual form.

Any questions about RP 900? Email Ben anytime.

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