Environmental Regulations and Codes
For Underground Tank Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids
Tim Laughlin, P.E.
The author has
attempted to greatly simplify Federal and North Carolina Petroleum Underground
Storage Tank (UST) regulations. Many states have their own UST installation,
environmental and clean up regulations. The vast volumes of paper work and technical
documents available make a short synopsis of the subject necessary. Petroleum
UST environmental compliance, operations and maintenance installation regulations
change constantly regarding the storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids.
The clean up of petroleum contaminated soils and water from leaking underground
storage tanks (LUSTs) constantly stay active in all states. Most states have
trust funds set aside to facilitate federal and/or state clean up standards.
Fire Codes (NFPA or IFC) should also be included for the proper installation of petroleum UST, this course will only focus on the environmental compliance of petroleum USTs.
This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this two-hour course, the student will:
This course is intended for geologist, civil, environmental, petroleum and mechanical engineers.
Benefits for Attendees
Attendee of this course will be able to understand the basics of the Federal or North Carolina UST regulations and clean-up standards.
The course content is in a PDF file (869 KB) Environmental Regulations and Codes For Underground Tank Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids .Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study.
This course only
offers a brief outline of the Federal and NC regulatory requirements on Petroleum
USTs. We strongly suggest that you contact a qualified environmental consulting
firm or petroleum equipment contractor for details on the state laws in the
event you plan to install a new underground tank, upgrade an existing tank,
or permanently close one.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.