New UST Rule (2018)
In 2015 EPA finalized the first
significant changes to the federal UST regulations since 1988. The changes establish federal
requirements that are similar to key portions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
such as secondary containment, operator training, and delivery prohibition
which had been in effect in West Virginia since July 1, 2008. In addition, EPA added new operation and
maintenance requirements and addressed UST systems deferred in the 1988 UST
regulation. The new federal changes include, but are not limited to:
secondary containment requirements or new and replaced tanks and piping
operator training requirements
periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems
requirements to ensure UST system compatibility before storing certain biofuel
UST system testing requirements such spill bucket and operability testing
the use of ball floats
past deferrals for emergency generator tanks, airport hydrant systems, and
field constructed tanks
codes of practice
editorial and technical corrections
the most part, secondary containment, operator training, and delivery
prohibition that first became effective in West Virginia since July 1, 2008
remains largely unchanged. WV Legislative Rule 33CSR30 ("the Rule") was
updated to incorporate the federal regulations and became effective on June 1,
2018. A major difference is
that starting on October 13, 2018, the Class A/B Operator can train their Class
following documents may be useful to the tank owner/operator in obtaining and
maintain compliance with the new UST regulations.
UST Rule (33CSR30)
legislative rule governs the construction, installation, upgrading, use,
maintenance, testing, and closure of USTs.
The effective date of this rule is June 1, 2018.
UST Rule (40CFR280)
is the federal rule governing underground storage tanks that became effective at
the federal level in 2015.
This 36-page booklet created by EPA summarizes federal UST requirements for
installation, reporting, spill and overfill prevention, corrosion protection,
release detection, walkthrough inspections, compatibility, operator training,
repairs, financial responsibility, release response, and closure.
and Maintaining UST Systems: Practical
Help and Checklists
This manual created by EPA contains brief summaries of the federal
underground storage tank (UST) requirements for operation and maintenance
(O&M), as well as practical help that goes beyond the requirements.
Checklists prompt the user to look closely at what kinds of equipment are in
use and how to keep that equipment working properly over the lifetime of the
UST system. The manual provides recordkeeping forms that also help the UST
owner and operator keep equipment operating properly.
Release Detection for USTs and Piping: Straight Talk on
This EPA created 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. Secondary
containment with interstitial monitoring was first required in West Virginia
starting on July 1, 2008. All new
installs must be secondarily contained and use interstitial monitoring for leak
PEI/RP900 - Daily, Monthly, and Annual Inspection
Appendices A-1 through A-4 are free downloadable
inspection checklist that can be utilized by the tank owner and operator to
assist them with compliance at their facility.
The monthly PEI/RP 900 inspection may be helpful in meeting the
requirements of the monthly walk through inspection for USTs.