Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Release Detection for Underground Storage Tanks and Piping: Straight Talk on Tanks

(EPA 510-K-16-003). May 2016.

This booklet provides easy-to-understand descriptions of several release detection methods for tanks and piping, as well as explanations of the regulatory requirements for release detection. Release detection methods include: secondary containment with interstitial monitoring, automatic tank gauging, continuous in-tank leak detection, statistical inventory reconciliation, tank tightness testing with inventory control, manual tank gauging, groundwater monitoring, vapor monitoring, and release detection for underground piping.

Release Detection for Underground Storage Tanks and Piping: Straight Talk on Tanks (EPA 510-K-16-003). May 2016. (DOCX)(41 pp, 3 MB)

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