Great summary of the new Recommended Practice RP 1200
Learn more about key provisions of the new RP1200 from three members of the Overfill, Release Detection and Release Prevention Equipment Testing Committee: Ed Kubinsky, Crompco LLC (chair); Mike Frank, Maryland Department of the Environment and ASTSWMO EPA Region 3 UST Task Force member; and Scott Boorse, Wawa Inc. all do a great job.
(Note Ben Thomas of UST Training was on the review committee)
The 2015 revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) rule require tank owners and operators to conduct periodic walkthrough inspections of spill prevention equipment, release detection equipment and containment sumps. The rule specifically recognizes RP900 as a code of practice that may be used to meet the walkthrough inspection requirements. (more…)
UST Training was recently shown amazing video footage of a fire that occurred during the filling of an underground storage tank at a convenience store. Special thanks to Pat Vuchetich of Willams & Company for sharing it with us.
Near as we can tell, the driver either did not connect the stage I vapor recovery opening or simply left it open to vent directly at grade. Then heat from the car driving by caught the vapors on fire What do you think?
Also, would your Class C UST operator know what to do first if he or she saw this happen? Does your training cover these kinds of incidents?
Hey Class A/B UST operators: Learn all about the new 30-day inspection rules. Ben Thomas of UST Training breaks it all down into bite-sized pieces in the cover story of the latest edition of LUSTLine on the 30-day walkthrough inspections. Download the latest version today.
Earlier last week, PMAA sent a joint letter to House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) urging them to reject President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request of $47 million for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund Program because the funding amount is inadequate. In previous years, Congress has appropriated between $90 – $100 million each year, an amount PMAA would like Congress to continue to appropriate. (more…)
Just filmed this yesterday while filling up my vehicle. How is this possible? No delivery happening at this convenience store but the overfill light is blinking and the alarm is silent. What’s going on Class A/B UST operators?