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Owners responsibilities related to Above Ground Storage Tanks. Do you know what they are?

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 tracking your requirements 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, ultrasound 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, Company Website:



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