Release Prevention & Reporting
Since December of 1998 (see Don't Wait Until 1998 (PDF: 40 pps, 2.5MB), all UST systems must have the following:
- Spill Containment - spill catchment basins or “spill buckets” (see Inspecting and Maintaining Sumps and Spill Buckets (PDF: 20 pps, 840KB).
- Overfill Prevention Types - ball-float valves, mechanical “flapper valves”, audible and visible alarms.
- Corrosion Protection (only for steel tanks and lines) - Can be of the following types:
If you have an actual or suspected product release, it should be immediately reported to your regulatory authority (county, state, or federal). For more information, please see page 22 of Musts for USTs. (PDF: 14pps, 802KB)