The Team

Rick Smith


OWNER / SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT  Has been in the Safety, Health, and Environmental fields for over 25 years. Certified Steel Tank Inspector.


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Chris Smith

Environmental Consultant

Christopher Smith is a environmental consultant for MTCS. Certified Steel Tank Inspector.


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Steve Spencer

Sales and Marketing

20 plus years in Health, Safety and Environment Management.



Hannah Cavanaugh

Environmental Consultant

Hannah is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas with a bachelors in Environmental Studies. 


Midwest Training and Consulting Services

Provide computer technology to provide an efficient and time saving measures related to organizational environmental compliance.
Provide on and off-site development and implementation to organizations with Environmental Compliance Regulatory Programs.
Provide organizations with a business resource in relation to Federal, State and local environmental regulatory requirements.


Recent Accomplishments

MTCS has become the leading provider of Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control Plans (SPCC) and in the last fifteen years we have completed over 960 SPCC plans. Our clients have been federal, county and city organizations as well as many private and public companies. 

We have completed SPCC Plans in 21 states, including Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. 

Our staff has just completed the Steel Tank Institute (STI) SP-001 tank inspector course so that we can assist our clients with integrity testing requirements of the EPA. We have completed over 700 steel tank inspections. We have started assisting organizations with periodic steel tank inspections using the STI guidelines. 

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) have a recent increase in government compliance attention and we have recently completed many for ready mix, aggregate, manufacturing, and transportation activities. 

Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) Tier II and Form R. We have completed over 200 reports for the 2019 calendar year. 

Environmental Activites and types of Organizations

Local City and County Organizations: 43
Airport Operations: 21
Ready Mix and Aggregate Producers: 23 with 103 locations.
Power Plants and Electrical Cooperatives: 23
Petroleum Marketers Convenience Association Members and oil, fuel distributors: 40
Transportation Organizations: 10
Truck and Equipment Activities: 105
Manufacturing Organizations: 23
Agricultural Cooperatives and Farms: 16
Construction Organizations: 7

Clients we served in 2019: 91 with over 292 locations in over 32 states.


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Tracking System

Online tracking system with your permit documents


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Environmental Inspections-available for you to use.


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Online training

Divided into monthly topics to ensure compliance



Discover Our Expertise

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Storm Water Permits and Plans

Tank Management Systems

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Environmental Site Assessments

Integrity Testing Requiremnts


Our Clients Include:

Some pretty amazing folks

Midwest Training and Consulting Services offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization. Since opening our doors in 2000, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients.  Scroll down to see our clients,

Want to experience the expertise of Midwest Training and Consulting Services for yourself? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.

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Our Amazing Clients

1 Stop, Parker, Kansas – Environmental – SPCC Plan
A&E Custom Fabricating, Kansas City Kansas – Training and Environmental Assistance
Advanced Aviation, New Century, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC and Stormwater Plans)

AG Service, Assaria, Kansas-SPCC PLAN
Agenda Oil Company-Agenda Kansas, SPCC PLAN
Allen County, Kansas – Public Works – Environmental (SPCC Plan) and Storm Water Plans
Alliance AG, Haviland Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan)

Amelia Earhart Airport-Atchison Kansas-SPCC PLAN
Andale Ready Mix – Wichita, Kansas – Environmental – SPCC Plan (3), TIER II and FORM R

Anderson County-Garnett, Kansas-SPCC Plan
A-Plus Trucking – Wichita, Kansas – Environmental – SPCC Plan, TIER II and SWP Plan
Arrow Forklift, Lenexa, Kansas – Environmental Services (EPCRA TIER II and FORM R)
Atchison County, Kansas – Public Works – Environmental (SPCC Plan and Five Year Review)
AV Energy, Dodge City – Environmental Services (13 locations)

Atwood Airport Kansas- SPCC/SWP PLANS
Bayer Construction, Manhattan, Kansas – Integrity Testing of Tanks and 4- SPCC Plans

Beaver Lake Concrete- Rogers Arkansas-SWP PLAN Assistance
Bennett Rogers Pipe, Kansas City, Kansas – Safety and Environmental Assistance
Blish-Mize, Atchison, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan and Five Year Review)

Bringham Flying Service, Meade, Kansas-SPCC Plan
Burd and Fletcher, KCMO – Community Right to Know TIER II
Butterfly Aviation, Goodland, Kansas (SPCC Plan, SWP Plan, and Integrity Testing)
Capital Concrete, Topeka, Kansas – Stormwater Plan
Capital City Oil, Topeka, Kansas – Integrity Testing for Four Locations
CENEX – Blackwater – Centerview, Missouri – SPCC Plan
Central States Thermo King (CSTK) – SPCC Plans for 3 Locations (KS, MO, and OK)
Central Valley AG, Beloit, Kansas – 13 SPCC Plans in locations in Kansas and Nebraska
Central Valley Cooperative, York, Nebraska – 4 location – SPCC Plans and Integrity Testing
Chandler Oil, Chanute (3 locations) and Fredonia, Kansas-SPCC Plans
Cherokee Public Works, Kansas– Environmental-SPCC Plan
Cheyenne County, Kansas Road and Bridge – two SPCC Plans and Integrity Testing
Chuck Henry Sales – Solomon, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
City of Abilene, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plans Airport, Wastewater, and PW)
City of Belleville, Kansas – SPCC Plans for Power Plant and Airport
City of Branson, Missouri – SPCC Plan Training ClassCity of Burlington, Kansas – Power Plant, Environmental SPCC Plan
City of Emporia, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan and SWPPP for Airport and Waste Water, Streets – SPCC Plan)
City of Fort Scott, Kansas – Airport, Streets and Wastewater Facility (SPCC Plan and Stormwater Plan)
City of Girard, Kansas – Power Plant and Substations- Environmental (SPCC Plan)
City of Glasco, Kansas – SPCC Plan
City of Horton, Kansas – Power Plant – Environmental (SPCC Plan)
City of Iola, Kansas – Environmental (Two Power Plants and Substations- SPCC Plan and Streets)
City of Jamestown, Kansas – SPCC Plan
City of Manhattan, Kansas – Airport – Environmental – SPCC Plan and SWP PLAN
City of Neodesha, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing) and Airport and Utilities
City of Osage, Kansas – Power Plant – Integrity Testing of Steel Tanks

City of Oswatomie, Kansas-Power PLant-SPCC Plan

City of Ottawa, Kansas-Power Plant-SPCC Plan

City of Page, Arizona-Utilities-SPCC Plan

City of Pittsburg, Kansas-Airport-Steel Tank Inspections
City of Sabatha (3 locations), Sabatha, Kansas – Environmental – (SPCC Plan)
Clay County Public Works, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Clymore Trucking – Independence, Missouri – SPCC Plan
Coffey County Airport – Environmental (SPCC Plan)
Concrete Enterprises – Hutchinson, Kansas – Form R Reporting
Concrete Materials – Merriam, Kansas – EPCRA TIER II and FORM R Reporting
Concrete Supply of Topeka -Environmental Assistance – 9 Locations SPCC PLANS, SWP Plans

Copenhaver Aerial-Anthony Kansas-SPCC/ SWP Plans
Cox Machine – Wichita, Kansas – SPCC Plan and SWPP Plans (2 locations) FORM R
Crop Productions Services (Nutren)– Westboro, Missouri – SPCC Plan
Crop Services Center– Abilene, Kansas – SPCC Plan in two Locations
CS Carey, Kansas City, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Custom Truck One Source (Kansas City, Missouri) – MO – 4 Locations, TX – 3 Locations, GA, SD, OK, CO, WI, OH, VA, NJ, NH, NY
D & S Convenience Stop – 2 locations Ellsworth, Kansas-SPCC PLAN and 5 year review
Dailey AG – Oskaloosa, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Day and Zimmerman, Parsons, Kansas – Integrity Testing
Dayton Superior – Kansas City, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Five year review
Delmonte Pet Foods – HAZWOPER Training, Industrial Hygiene, and Program Assistance

DELSCO-Myton, Utah-Two SPCC Plans for two locations
Dieker Oil Company – Cottonwoods Falls, KS – Environmental (SPCC Plan)
Dodge City Concrete – Dodge City and Garden City – Environmental Assistance
Dodge City Waste Water (CH2M), Dodge City, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan and TIER II)

Domains General-Vassar, Kansas-SPCC Plan
Doniphan Electric – Troy, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Dossett Farm – McPherson, Kansas, Environmental (SPCC Plan)
Double Check Company – Environmental (SPCC Plans – 5 clients – KTA, Twin Valley Electric, Cities – Aurora)
Eakin Enterprises, Hays, Larned and Great Bend – SPCC Plans for locations
Earp Distribution, Kansas City, Kansas – SPCC PLAN and SWP Plan
Ebert Construction, Wamego, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Ellis County – Hays, KS – Integrity Testing

Emery Sapp and Sons-Bucyrus, Kansas-SPCC Plan

Evans Equipment – Concordia, MO, Environmental -SPCC Plan and CAA Permits, and Integrity Testing
Evans Oil – Lawson, MO – SPCC Plan
Farmway Union Cooperative (Hartington, NE) – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Finney County – Garden City, Kansas – Integrity Testing
Fischer Concrete Services, Sedalia, MO – TRI Inventory- Form R

Fleet Fuels, Locations in KCMO, Coffeyville, El Dorado, Howard, Independence, Moline, Opie, Pittsburg-SPCC/SWP Plans and TIER II

Foley Equipment – Wichita, Ks – (KCMO and Topeka) – SPCC PLAN and Tank Inspections at 15 Locations

Free State Electric-Topeka and Mclouth, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Tank Inspections

Freeman Holdings-Lake St Charles, Louisiana-SPCC Plan and Tank Inspections
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL – New Century, Kansas – Airport – SPCC PLAN
Geiger Ready-Mix Co Inc-KCKS-FORM R
Genysis Works – Blue Springs, Missouri – SPCC Plans

GFL Environmental-SPCC Plans for 12 in 7 States

Gove County, Kansas-SPCC Plan
Graham County – PW – Hill City, Kansas –SPCC Plan

Grant County, Kansas-Public Works-SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing

Gray County, Kansas-Public Works-Steel Tank Inspections for Shop and Sand Pit

Great Plains Spraying-Colby, Kansas-SPCC Plan
HAAG & Decker Oil – Environmental (SPCC Plan) and Integrity Testing– 3 locations

Hamilton County, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing of Tanks
Hamm Quarries – Perry, Kansas – SPCC PLANS (4) – Integrity Testing of Steel Tanks

Hampel Oil KCK-Integrity Testing
Harshman Construction-Cedar Point Kansas – SPCC Plan for Rock Quarries (15 locations)

Hartford One Stop, Hartford, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Tank Integrity Testing
Heartland Aviation – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing of Tanks
Heartland Rural Electric COOP – SPCC Plan for 6 locations

Healy Oil, Healy Kansas-SPCC Plan
Hirt Farm (DAVLAN) – Environmental ( SPCC PLAN)

HIghway 50 Stop-Centerview, Missouri-SPCC Plan

Hodgeman County-SPCC PLAN and Tank Integrity testing

HP Pelzer, Eudora, Kansas-SPCC/SWP Plans and Annual TIER II and FORM R 


Hugoton City Power Plant, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Tank Integrity Testing
Hutto Grain – Galena, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Independence Ready Mix – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
IPL – (Plastic Enterprises) – Lees Summit, Missouri-SPCC Plan and TIER II Report
Jackson County, Kansas – Road and Bridge – SPCC Plans and Integrity Testing
Jefferson – Leavenworth Electric Co. – Environmental (SPCC Plan) and Integrity Testing
Jefferson County, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plans) and integrity testing – 2 locations
JL Houston – Safety and Environmental Program Assistance and SPCC Plan
Jones Oil – Lyons, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Joplin Concrete, Joplin, Missouri – Air Permit, TIER II and Form R Reporting
Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (17 Members) – SPCC Plans for Rurlal Electric Cooperatives
Kansas Sand and Concrete – Environmental (SPCC Plans and Five Year Review)
Kansas City Aviation Center (JOCO Executive Airport & Spirit of St Louis) – Environmental and SPCC Plan

Kansas Turnpike Authority-SPCC Plans for 5 locations
Kaw Valley Aviation, Topeka, Kansas – SPCC Plan and SWP Plan
King Construction, Oskaloosa, Kansas – Environmental Assistance (SPCC Plan)
Kay Concrete, Monett, Kansas – TIER II and Form R Preparation

Knotty Pine Oil Inc-Holton Kansas-SPCC Plan
Kramer Oil, Marysville, Kerkimer, Linn, Washington andFrankfort, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Tank Inspections
Lake Perry Marina, Perry, Kansas – Integrity Testing
Lancaster Oil, Lancaster, Kansas – SPCC Plan (including Five Year Review) and Integrity Testing
Langley Recycling – Topeka, Kansas – Integrity Testing

Leavenworth Asphalt-Leavenworth Kansas-Tank Integrity Testing
Leavenworth County, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan) Public Works and Quarry and Integrity Testing

Leroy COOP-Leroy and Westphalia, Kansas Integrity Testing of Tanks
Lincoln County – Lincoln, Kansas – SPCC Plan (2)
Little Blue Valley Sewer District, Independence, Missouri – Safety Assistance and SPCC Plan
Logan County R&B, Winona, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing

Marlatt Construction, Atchison, Kansas-SPCC Plan
McAllister Transportation, Marion and West Memphis, Ark – Environmental (SPCC Plan and SWP Plan) and Wellington, Kansas-Steel Tank Inspections and Stormwater Programs

McGraw Fertilizer-Tonganoxie, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Tank Integrity Testing
MC Aviation – Colby, Kansas – SPCC Plan

Meade County Kansas-SPCC Plan

Mears Fertilizer, El Dorado, Kansas-SPCC Plans
Metropolitan Topeka Aviation Administration (MTAA), Topeka, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan)
Miami County, Kansas – Road and Bridge and Airport, Environmental (SPCC Plans) and Integrity Testing
Midwest Concrete Materials Inc-SPCC Plans and FORM R
Mid South Steel Products, Cape Girardeau, Missouri – Safety Program And Environmental Assistance
Midwest Energy – Hays, Kansas, Environmental (SPCC Plans and Five Year)
Million Air – Spirit of St Louis Airport – Safety and Environmental Assistance and SPCC Plan
Million Air – Topeka Airport – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Mineral Right-Phillipsburg, Kansas-Steel Tank Inspections
MO’s Stop and Shop – Linn, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan)
Montgomery County, Kansas (Road and Bridge) – SPCC Plan and Five Year Review
Midwest Ready Mix – Sabetha, Kansas – Stormwater Permit and Plans
Mission Plastics, Nashville, Arkansas-SPCC/SWP Plans
Missouri Western State University, St Joseph, Missouri – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing

Monarch Cement, Humbolt, Kansas-SPCC Plan

Monarch Cement of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa-TIER II Reporting

MRIGlobal-Kansas City, Missouri-SPCC Plan
Mueller Construction, Coffeyville, Kansas – SPCC Plan, Integrity Testing, and TIER II Report

Mulvane Municipal Power Plant-Mulvane Kansas-Tank Integrity Testing
Mutton Creek Marina – Stockton Lake, Missouri – SPCC Plan
Multivac – KCMO, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Assistance
Myers Farms, Colby, Kansas – SPCC Plan
National Weather Forecast, Wichita, Kansas – Indoor Air Quality
NCS, Shawnee Kansas – OSHA compliance assistance
Nebraska Machinery Company – Omaha, Ne – Assisting 19 facilities in 3 states, SPCC Plans, Integrity Testing and Other Environmental Assistance
Neosho County, Kansas – Public Works – SPCC Plan
Norfolk Iron and Metal – Norfolk, Nebrask, Emporia, Kansas, Greeley, Colorado and Durant, Iowa – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing, Stormwater Permit and Plans, and Community Right to Know Reporting

North Star Aviation, Ulysses, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Tank Integrity Testing

Northwest Electric-Cameron, Missouri-SPCC Plan
Novation IQ – Lenexa, Kansas, Environmental Reporting (TIER II and Stormwater Permit and Plan)

One Stop, Parker Kansas-SPCC Plan
O’Riley Oil Company, Hopkin, Missouri – Environmental (SPCC Plan) and Integrity Testing
Orleans Marina – Stockton, Missouri– SPCC Plan

Osborn County, Kansas-SPCC Plan

Ottawa USD, Ottawa, Kansas-Two SPCC Plans
Paradise Gypsum – Sun City, Kansas – Environmental (SPCC Plan)

Pawnee County-Larned Kansas-SPCC Plan
Parallel Farms, Whiting, Kansas – Integrity Testing
Peterson Manufacturing – Grandview, Missouri and Nashville, Arkansas- Environmental (SPCC Plans)
Penny’s Concrete – Environmental for 27 locations including (15- SPCC Plans), SWPP Plans and EPCRA Reports

Pottawatomie Retail, Holton, Kansas-SPCC Plan and Tank Integrity Testing

Power Flame, Parsons, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity testing and SWP Plan

Progress Rail, Atchison, Kansas – Integrity Testing of Steel Tanks

Pratt County – Pratt, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Prairie Band, Holton, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing Tanks
Prairie Land Electric, Norton, Kansas – Integrity Testing SPCC Plan
Ramsey Oil – Hutchinson, Kansas – 5 Locations – SPCC Plans – Kansas and Oklahoma
Rawlins County, Atwood, Kansas – SPCC PLANS (3)

Reed Investment, Wamego, Kansas-SPCC Plan and TIER II 
Renuel Fuel, KCMO – Integrity Testing
Republic County, Kansas – Highway Dept – SPCC Plan
Revere Plastics, Popular Bluff, Missouri – SPCC Plan

Riley County Public Works, Kansas-SPCC Plan, TIER I Report and Integrity Test
Rimpull Corporation, Olathe, Kansas – Safety and Environmental Assistance
Roadbuilders Machinery, Kansas City, Kansas – (SPCC PLAN – five locations – KS, MO and NEB) and EPCRA TIER II reports
Robbie Manufacturing, Lenexa, KS – OSHA Programs and Industrial Hygiene (Noise and Air Sampling)
Robison Oil – Abilene, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
ROM Corporation – Belton, Missouri – Safety and Environmental Assistance

Rush County-LaCrosse, Kansas-SPCC Plan
Saline County, KS Highway Dept, Salina, Ks – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Savage Services – Environmental (SPCC Plans in AR, CA-2, CO, IN, KS-2, LA, MD-2, MI, NV-1, PA-3, TX-3, UT-5, WV and Integrity Testing, Stormwater Plans and TIER II Reporting
Schock Transfer – Kansas City, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Five Year Review
Schnoover Oil Company – Mound City, Missouri – Environmental (SPCC Plans)

Scott County Road Dept-SPCC PLAN and Integrity Testing

Sherman County, Kansas Public Works, Goodland, Kansas – (SPCC Plans)
Sho Me Electric, Marshfield, Missouri – SPCC Plans – (4) and Integrity Testing
Skymark – Kansas City, Kansas and Findlay, Ohio- Environmental Assistance (Air Permit), SPCC Plans for KC and Findlay, Ohio and Safety Assistance
Southwest Butler Quarry – Augusta, Kansas – SPCC Plan and TIER II

Springfield Ready Mix – Springfield, Missouri – Community Right to Know, TIER II
Spring Hill Oil – Spring Hill, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Stafford County, Kansas – Public Works – SPCC and Integrity Testing

Stop and Go-Popular, Bluff, Missouri-SPCC PLAN

Taney County Airport, Hollister, Missouri-Tank Inspections

TC Capri-Clinton, Missouri-2 Locations-Industrial Hygiene (Noise Survey)
Theis Dozier, Spivey, Kansas – SPCC Plan

Tuthill Corporation, Lenexa, Kansas-Air Permit, Hazardous Waste/Solid Waste and TIER II
Twin Creek, Inc., Kingston, Missouri (SPCC PLAN and 5 year review and Integrity Testing

Ultra Tech, Kansas City Kansas-SWP Plan and Annual reporting TIER II and FORM R reporting
VERTEX Plastics – Kearney, Missouri – Safety and Environmental Assistance
Victory Electric – Dodge City, Kansas, Environmental Assistance (SPCC Plan and Five Year Review)

Victory Fuels, Norfolk, Nebraska-SPCC Plan
VP Racing – Manhattan, Kansas – SPCC Plan
Wanklyn Oil – Frankfort, Kansas – Integrity Testing and SPCC Plan
Washington County Kansas Public Works – SPCC Plan and Integrity Testing
Waubanesse County Kansas Public Works – SPCC Plan
We Mac Manufacturing-Atchison Kansas– Safety and Environmental Assistance (Air Permit, Form R and Tier II, SWPPP and SPCC Plan)

Wes Recycling, Centerville and Prescott – SPCC Plans and Stormwater Plans.

Western Chemical – Olathe, Kansas – Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Assistance

Western Forms, KCMO – Environmental Assistance, SPCC, SWP, Annual Reporting TIER II and Form R
Wheatland Electric – Garden City, Kansas – SPCC Plan
WIESE USA – St Louis – EPCRA TIER II – 28 locations in seven states
Zollicker Oil – Clinton and Warsaw – SPCC Plans
Z W Tech, Kansas City, Kansas – SPCC Plan and Storm Water Plans


Contact Us

401 S Clairborne, Suite 205, Olathe, KS. 66602


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Tier II

“Facilities covered by The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) must submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form (Tier II Report) to the LEPC, the SERC and the local fire department annually.” This report is due March 1st of each year. 
The EPA currently lists over 300 Extremely Hazardous Chemicals. If you use, store or manufacture any of the listed chemicals at or above their Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ), those chemicals must be reported in a Tier II Report. Please note – if a chemical does not meet its TPQ, but you manufacture, use or store over 500 pounds in weight at your facility, it also must be disclosed in a Tier II Report. In addition, ALL other chemicals have a TPQ of 10,000 pounds, and if you use, store or manufacture these chemicals in quantities greater than 10,000 pounds at your facility, they must also be reported. 
If a chemical meets its TPQ, an Emergency Planning Document must also be prepared. 
It is important to note the standard of measurement for these chemicals is pounds, not gallons. Items easily overlooked are Compressed Gases (propane, nitrogen, oxygen) which may weigh over 10 pounds per gallon; Forklift Batteries contain battery acid and approximately 18% of the total weight of a battery, in some cases one battery could reach the 500 pound threshold. 
You may already have the necessary documents by another name. If you have a Spill Prevention Plan certified by a professional engineer it would meet the requirement for over 10,000 pounds (1,320 gallons) of petroleum products. An RCRA Contingency Plan, developed for hazardous waste, may meet the requirement if modified. 
We do an on-site inspection, prepare all necessary cover letters and documentation, including a chemical list and site diagram. If needed, we also prepare an Emergency Planning Document for your facility. 
For the 2015 annual reporting we completed over 125 reports.


Tank Management Systems

Owners Responsibilities relating to Tank Management.

  • The owner is responsible for compliance with the Steel Tank Institute SP-001, fire codes, ordinances, and other rules and regulations.

  • The owner shall verify that persons working on ASTs understand and address all hazards association with the contents of the ASTs, as well as safe entry and hot work procedures with those ASTs.

  • The owner inspections are responsible for performing the periodic AST inspections and documentation the results.

  • The owner is responsible for assuring that the tank is appropriately designed, constructed, repaired (if necessary) and maintained to operate safety in the intercede service conditions.

  • The owner has the responsibility to address corrective actions identified in inspection reports.

The management program we propose to assist you with is:
First, we categorize your Above Ground Storage Tank to determine what your inspection and full integrity testing requirements must be completed.

The EPA requires an Annual Tank Inspection. Steel Tank Institute which is one of the standards the EPA states should be completed. This would include an initial External Inspection by STI Inspector and document event.

This inspection will include: Documenting the inspection from US EPA and Steel Tank Institute – Annual Inspection Requirements for Above Ground Storage Tanks and Components of the Tank.

We already have an automated tracking system for environmental and tank inspection requirements. We can assist you with the input of your locations and will assist you in suspensing the inspection requirements of your bulk tanks. Tracking will include all tank maintenance, Fire Codes, state and local Ordinances and other rules and regulations.

An initial external inspection and evaluation of the tank program. Includes identifying a baseline integrity of the steel tank. If the tank does not have an Underwriters Laboratory label or engineering drawings, then a baseline must be established. If records of the tank are not available, ultra sound measurements may be taken. If additional inspection such as integrity testing of some tanks, we can do that also. Documentation for each tank will completed.

Initial and Periodic Tank Inspection – 
Initial inspection includes checking for presence of water inside a tank and including the interstice if a double wall AST.

Management of fuel tanks systems.

  • Corrosion Management and evaluation

  • Ensure water management program is conducted.

  • Verify compliance with employee monthly inspections.

  • Verify regulatory inspections of equipment such as overfill protection is completed, tested, and issues are corrected.

  • Vents are proper and working

  • Check electrical wiring, including grounding

  • Settlement issues

  • Inspect and verify operation of ancillary equipment to include:

  • Piping and piping connections

  • Stairways, handrails and platforms

  • Monitoring of correction of deficiencies.

  • Documentation of Water Releases from Containment.

Conduct Annual Employee Training for Above Ground Storage Tanks (how to conduct inspections) and management of SPCC Plans.

We can also provide Quarterly information (provided through email) on up to date Environmental and Tank programs.

We can also assist with evaluation of additional mandatory external inspection requirements for initial installation, episodic (Severe Weather and Extreme Icing), change of product and repairs to tank.

If we can answer any questions, please contact us. We expect most of the assistance after the initial visit, can be by phone, email and other electronic means.

Richard Smith, MTCS, Phone Number is 913-638-3455. Email rick@midwest-training.com, Company Website: Midwest-training.com


Storm Water Permits

General: Facilities with a stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity subject must request authorization for and obtain coverage under an NDPES permit. Coverage may be obtained under this general permit, or by meeting the requirements for permit exemption or exclusion. This program does not relieve a facility with other Clean Water Act requirements relating to direct discharges, wetlands and special aquatic restrictions, and community requirements.

Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity means the discharge from any conveyance that is used for collecting and conveying stormwater and which is directly related to manufacturing, process or raw materials storage areas at an industrial plant.

If your facility has “no exposure” (all industrial materials and activities are protected by storm resistant shelter to prevent exposure to precipitation, snowmelt, surface runoff or drainage) then a certification that there is “no exposure” must be submitted.

There are 11 categories some of the more common are listed below.

Category (i) Facilities subject to stormwater effluent limitation guidelines, new source performance standards, or toxic pollutant effluent standards under 40 CFR Subchapter N (numerous activities and processes). There are already 57 specific industry requirements relating to water run-off of facilities. Category (ii) Certain specific industries Series 24, 26, 28, 29, 311, 32, 33, 34, 373. Category (iii) Mineral Industries, Category (iv) Hazardous Waste Activities, Category (viii) Transportation Activities. Category (xi) Light Industry activities

The EPA program documents includes material handling equipment (including earth moving).

Obtaining Authorization – Notice of Intent
Submission of a Notice of Intent must be submitted, even if already submitted. There is a change of form that requires certain information be provided. In addition, there is a state fee required at the submission.

For new facilities requiring authorization to discharge stormwater runoff, must submit an NOI at least 60 days prior to commencement of the covered industrial activity.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention (SWP2) plans and Best Management Practices (BMP).
The permittee must develop a stormwater pollution prevention (SWP2) plan that is specific to the industrial activity and site characteristics occurring at the permitted location described in the NOI. The permittee must fully implement and periodically review, and update as necessary, the provisions of their SWP2 plan.

The SWP2 Plan is to be retained on site and made available to State EPA, or MS4 upon request.

The plan requirements are outlined in the EPA/State document. This includes general facility information, description of potential pollutant sources, measures and controls, monitoring and recordkeeping requirements, spill and release requirements and reporting.

Implementation Requirements

• Review facility for versus requirements of the procedure.
• Ensure Notice of Intent (NOI) and Annual review (fees) are submitted.
• Develop documentation a Stormwater (P2) Plan for facility.
• Designate person to administer the Stormwater (P2) plan program.
• Provide local training of site personnel.
• Conduct Inspections required by Site specific Stormwater (P2) Plan
• Maintain inventory of equipment and containment to reduce or eliminate stormwater contamination from facility.
• A log to document a description of incidents and items that need follow-up must be maintained. 
• Visually inspect stormwater quality periodically.


Phase One Environmental Site Assessments

WHO NEEDS An Environmental Site Assessment: Phase I

Owner/Operators that intend to apply liability defenses must complete the Phase I or Due Diligence is completed to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the liability defense:

1) Innocent Landowners (Owner/Operator)

2) Contiguous Property Owner

3) Bona Fide Prospectus Purchaser

4) Application for EPA Brownfield's Grants


The Phase I uses requirements of ASTM E1527-05 and 40 CFR 312 is required to find:

A. Recognized environmental conditions means presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances and/or petroleum products.

B. All appropriate inquiry for other state, local laws and federal laws.

C. Brownfield’s grants, you must also look for controlled substances that could be at the property.


Four Components that must be included:

A. Records Review, historical sources and records from federal, state, and local government records, UST records, and Hazardous Waste handling, treatment, storage, disposal and spill records.

B. Site Reconnaissance, visual inspection of the facility and adjoining property.  Includes geological concerns, general description of property, storage tanks, pools of liquids.

C. Interviews, past and present owners, operators, and occupants of facility.

D. Report

E. If Brownfield’s Grants, then research on history of controlled substances must be reviewed.

F. No bulk sampling of materials, this could be recommended for the Phase II.


This is something you want before your purchase the property. Financing companies will want this before approving the financial agreement.

1. Obtaining a new commercial or industrial property

2. Expanding your current facility by obtaining adjoining property.

3. Expanding your current operations by leasing additional property.

4. Leasing your facility property to another industrial/commercial enterprise.

5. Refinancing your operations budget.

6. A government agency may condemn property for local government buildings.

7. Recovering a property for delinquent obligations (back taxes).

8. Obtaining a Brownfield’s grants for assistance in a hazardous substance clean-up.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS ON PHASE I that may be requested:

            Asbestos                                        Lead in Paint and Drinking Water

            Radon                                            PCB’s

            Wetlands                                        Endangered Species

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Midwest Training and Consulting Services (MTCS) started in April 1996 as an independent safety, health and environmental consulting services. WE ARE THE PREMIER PROVIDER OF THE EPA’s SPILL PREVENTION PLANS (SPCC) in the four state areas of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. We completed over 74 last year and nearly 800 plans in the total.
DO YOU NEED SPCC PLAN? Companies meet the threshold of the SPCC Plan (40 CFR 112.7) requirement (1,320 gallons of oil products (fuels, fluids, and lubricants). This includes all containers 55 gallons or greater – drums, totes, tanks, electrical equipment and equipment reservoirs new or used. Once the threshold is met you will need to have a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan. This law has been in place since 1973 and has had many changes since that date. You should complete these documents as soon as possible, so you will know what changes to your facility and operations the Professional Engineer will require meeting the EPA rules.
I recently reviewed of all EPA Inspections of locations where SPCC Plan’s were the reason for the inspection. The following information is based on inspections where no fuel or oil was released. 85% of all SPCC Plans inspected had deficiencies including no SPCC Plans completed with fines assessed. Technical Amendments: Technical changes to your facility operations and bulk storage containers must be approved by a Professional Engineer. You have 6 months to make these amendments to your facility once the change has been made. Every Year: Your management official should review the document for any changes and if technical amendments are noted. A review of your facility, training and recordkeeping should also be checked. Five Year Review: EPA requires a management official to review the SPCC Plan every five years. This has two important requirements bring your SPCC Plan update with changes the EPA has made in past five years and changes to your facility in the past five years.
Other inspections violations include 45% of the locations had deficiencies related to inspections and 50% of the locations had not completed required training. 95% of the locations had not completed the integrity testing of the bulk storage containers. We can assist your organization with our training and inspection workbooks and we can complete the tank inspections for steel – shop built tanks.



If you have a SPCC Plan then you know you must complete integrity testing for your tanks. The EPA has spelled this out since the 2002 changes to these regulations. The allowed some grace period to get it completed by November 2011.

If you have above ground storage tanks the professional engineer should have designated a period of time to complete your inspections including the integrity testing of bulk containers larger than a drum. You should make sure your tank has a UL 142 stamped label on the tank. If you do you should be able to have the tank in service for 10 years without integrity testing. If you do not have a UL label or you do not know how long the tank has been in service, you should arrange for this testing immediately. If you know the manufacturer of the tanks you may contact them to verify the date of service or the standard which was used to construct the tank.

The EPA regulation 40 CFR 112.8 states a qualified inspector with either Steel Tank Institute (STI) or American Petroleum Institute (API) complete the inspection. There will be a visual inspection to verify the tank system is complete and one form of nondestructive testing. Since technology exists with the ultrasound device, many companies including ours uses this type of device.

The key to not completing an internal inspection is the tank cannot be in contact with soil. The ultrasound measurement device allows us to do this inspection at a reduced rate.

Some basic questions you should be asking your staff.

  1. Do we have an integrity testing program?

  2. Do we have all inspection and maintenance items in our SPCC Plan.

  3. Do we have any plastic totes that we are reusing in service over 5 years.

  4. Do we have any bulk containers greater than 55 gallons that we have had in service over 10 years need integrity testing by a qualified inspector.

  5. Have we completed all items of concern from maintenance items and inspectors requirements.




APRIL 1, 2021

2nd Quarter Environmental Requirements, what you need to know by groups.
The EPA and State Solid/Hazardous Waste Requirements are such that every organization must decide by following certain guidelines about materials that they are disposing of.  The State has specific forms and processes to determine which items are Hazardous Waste, Oils, Universal Waste and Special Waste.  There are also other products that have specific disposal requirements such as FIFRA and PCB materials. 
We can assist your organization with determining what materials are in which category and documenting your solid waste program.
Ready Mix/Asphalt
The EPA requires all companies with certain industry codes and activities to prepare Toxic Release Inventory (TRI or FORM R).  Both Ready Mix and Asphalt operations have materials that must be reported that are as small as 100 pounds and one material is just 10 pounds to reach its threshold.
We can do some simple calculations to let you know if you must do the report and if you require assistance, we can assist you.
This is the quarter that all ready-mix facilities must complete their annual stormwater comprehensive evaluation for forwarding next quarter.  We currently assist 50 organizations in Kansas and Missouri.
If we provide the assistance, we will complete an electronic checklist that will be mailed as well as the state inspectors checklist and the other state forms that must be mailed in.
This second quarter airports review their Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.  Most airports have at least 1,320 gallons of oil products (Fuels, Fluids and Lubricants).  You must have a current SPCC Plan (Prepared and reviewed every five years) that is specific to your location and details your compliance with the Federal Requirements and organization policies.  Those locations that have over 10,000 gallons total oil products including portable containers like refuelers and transports must be signed by a Professional Engineer.
Annual Inspections should include a review of the plan, ensuring all employees that may see a release have had annual training related to spills and the portion of your SPCC Plan that covers releases.
Verify your monthly inspection documentation
Verify your secondary containment discharge records.
Power Plants/Electric
This 2nd Quarter is a great opportunity to review your tank inspection program.  Your SPCC Plan must detail this program including scheduling of the Integrity Testing of the tanks and methods to be used.  If the Tank does not have a UL Label, then it must be inspected immediately to establish a baseline.  If it has a label and is within secondary containment (including double wall tanks) then the general guidelines are:
Every tank must have a periodic inspection by a qualified inspector
Vertical Tanks should have an external inspection within a 10-year service schedule.
Horizontal Tanks (raised) should have an external inspection within a 20-year service schedule.
In addition, annually the tank should be inspected for visual issues such as leaking valves, hoses and to ensure overfill protection is accurate and in working order.  
Fuel Providers
This second quarter you should review your Spill Prevention and Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.  The basic threshold is at least 1,320 gallons of oil products (Fuels, Fluids and Lubricants).  You must have a current SPCC Plan (Prepared and reviewed every five years) that is specific to your location and details your compliance with the Federal Requirements and organization policies.  Those locations that have over 10,000 gallons total oil products including portable containers like refuelers and transports) must be signed by a Professional Engineer.
Annual Inspections should include a review of the plan, ensuring all employees that may see a release have had annual training related to spills and the portion of your SPCC Plan that covers releases.
Verify your monthly inspection documentation.  Verify your secondary containment discharge records.