From Environmental Leader , Published June 23, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of facilities across the US with underground storage tanks (UST) will now face tougher requirements that the EPA says will improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs — one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination.
Both marketers and non-retail facilities own USTs. Marketers include retail facilities such as gas stations and convenience stores that sell petroleum products. Non-retail facilities include those that do not sell petroleum products, but may rely on their own supply of gasoline or diesel for taxis, buses, limousines, trucks, vans, boats, heavy equipment, or a wide range of other vehicles.
The revised requirements include:
States and territories primarily implement the UST program. Many states already have some of these new requirements in place. For others, these changes will set standards that are more protective.
In 2014, Ryder Truck Rental agreed to pay a $22,500 penalty to settle alleged violations of UST regulations at a company facility in Wilmington, Delaware.
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