Industry Standards, Organizations & Other Resources

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  • American Petroleum Institute (API)

    API’s mission is to promote safety across the industry globally and to influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry.

  • ​American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT)

    ASNT exists to create a safer world by advancing scientific, engineering, and technical knowledge in the field of nondestructive testing.

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.

  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

    The NACE Institute administers 23 certifications on such disciplines as cathodic protection, general corrosion, general coatings, pipeline, specialty certifications and the industry-leading CIP (Coatings Inspector Program) endorsement.

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

  • Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI)

    The Petroleum Equipment Institute is a trade association whose members manufacture, distribute and service petroleum marketing and liquid handling equipment.

  • ​Steel Tank Institute (STI)

    The STI/SPFA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the steel fabrication industry.

  • ​Underwriters Laboratory, Inc. (UL)

    As the global safety science leader, UL helps companies to demonstrate safety, enhance sustainability, strengthen security, deliver quality, manage risk and achieve regulatory compliance.

  • Society for Protective Coatings

    AMPP protects infrastructure and assets worldwide through member and workforce education and credentialing, company accreditation, technological innovation, and global standardization.

  • EPA Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule

    EPA’s oil spill prevention program includes the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) and the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rules. The SPCC rule helps facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The FRP rule requires certain facilities to submit a response plan and prepare to respond to a worst case oil discharge or threat of a discharge.

  • WV Source Water Assessment & Wellhead Protection Programs

    In West Virginia, the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program encompasses both the wellhead protection and surface water source water assessment efforts. Implementation of the wellhead protection program began in the early 1990’s, as part of West Virginia ground water protection strategy. This protection strategy was extended to surface water sources with the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. The Act require states to develop and implement a Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) program designed to evaluate the vulnerability of public drinking water systems to possible sources of contamination, and encourages states to work with these systems in developing protection and management plans.​