806 West Queen St
Southington, CT 06489
Storage Tank Management
The USEPA and
CTDEP adopted standards and regulations in 1988 for owners and operators of
underground storage tanks (USTs), with a 1998 deadline for compliance with
upgrading or removing existing regulated tank systems. These regulations, along
with applicable local regulations burden anyone who owns or operates an
underground storage tank. Residential fuel oil tanks, while not currently
regulated by federal or state laws, are being required to meet certain
guidelines by state and local authorities. Standards and regulations for
Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) are still being developed and have significant
requirements that must be met.
are prepared to meet the challenge of compliance by selecting the equipment and
methods of detection suited to the client's specific needs, and the development
of an effective mechanism to protect the client's assets and financial
interests. Our experience in meeting these challenges requires our staff to be
familiar with applicable laws and regulations, and understand the latest
technologies pertaining to USTs and ASTs.
engineering staff at DES possess the experience necessary to design, remove, and
install USTs and ASTs, perform passive and intrusive investigations and
corrective action relating to leaking or abandoned tanks, and investigate and
maintain the compliance of the client's tanks.
DES can provide
the following specific services relating to tanks:
Management and Consulting Services
and Geophysical Investigations
Design and Supervision
Clean Up Fund Reimbursements
UST/AST Management Program offered by DES is made up of various components that
fit together in an overall plan. Although any one of these components can be
offered as a separate service, they function best as a total approach.
Evaluation and Testing
Risk Assessment/Inventory Analysis (RA/IA)
facility has some level of environmental risk. Assessing the level of risk
involves the identification and evaluation of many factors. DES' staff has the
expertise to address all of these factors.
single facility can be analyzed by the above methods, our strength resides in
our ability to investigate multiple facilities with a large quantity of
different age tanks and environments. The complete inventory of tanks owned by a
client are systematically risk graded based on age, size, location, soil
corrosivity, materials of construction, groundwater sensitivity, regulations and
product contained. Each factor is given a weighted score, which places the tank
on a priority list for some type of action. Once this raw data is compiled and
sorted, we meet with the client and discuss future tank needs, facility changes,
energy conversions and budgetary constraints.
Our view is
that no plan is complete until there is a workable approach that the client can
afford to implement. The final result of the RA/IA is a report and budget that
outlines the successive courses of action and their approximate costs. Each plan
is greatly affected by the actual results of implementation and must remain
flexible to changing circumstances.