Above Ground Storage Tanks vs Underground Storage Tanks

Design Permitting Removal of USTs

Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Decisions If you plan to store petroleum products or certain types of hazardous substances, you can count on detailed regulation whether you choose above ground or underground storage tanks (ASTs or USTs). Stringent standards are aimed at overall public health and environmental protection, but primarily ensuring that our groundwater remains safe,… Read More

What are the Federal UST Regulations Updates?

UST regulations updates

Regulatory Update: Federal UST Regulations The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines an underground storage tank (UST) as “a tank and any underground piping connected to the tank that has at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground”.  Most USTs contain petroleum products, which can be dispensed and sold (e.g. retail gas stations)… Read More

Warm Weather’s Here! Are Your Air Conditioning Systems Preventing Legionella Growth?

This summer, don’t forget about Legionella Prevention! Legionella Outbreaks in Recent History As a reminder, Legionella bacteria can multiply and survive at temperatures ranging from 68 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. As temperatures rise each year, an increase in incidents occurs nationwide, most often related to cooling towers that have not been properly maintained and inadequate… Read More

Concrete Pouring: Good Practices

Concrete Slump Test

Guide to Proper Concrete Installation Avoid Cold-Weather Pours With the onset of springtime and warmer weather comes a dramatic increase in outdoor construction work.  Concrete work is widespread in the construction world, whether concrete is used as a platform for equipment, a pedestrian walkway, road curbing, to encase a buried pipe, or any other purpose. … Read More

6 Spill Prevention Report FAQs

Have you received a Notice of Violation from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for chemical bulk storage at your business or facility? Did you know that facility owners can be held accountable for unremedied violations? That means fines, as well as civil and criminal penalties. One part of chemical bulk… Read More