Austin, TX –Tanknology Inc, the nation’s largest provider of environmental compliance services for petroleum systems, has announced the company is now offering a new set of services to assist the tens-of-thousands of petroleum operators across the country who must now comply with new Stage I Vapor Balancing Regulations.
An EPA Final Rule issued in January of this year requires that a large percentage of operators across the United States install Stage I vapor balancing equipment at gasoline dispensing facilities. The first deadline with widespread impact associated with this new rule was a reporting requirement, which was to be filed last week – no later than May 9, 2008.
Tanknology’s new services, designed specifically to meet the compliance requirements of this new EPA regulation, include:
Allen Porter, Tanknology’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said that initial indications are that a large number of operators across the country are being affected by the new rule. “A majority of our customers have a significant number of sites that must comply with this new regulation,” Porter said, “and we created these new services specifically in response to this new rule.
“Our services specific to the new requirement consist of a compliance assessment, to determine whether the site is in compliance with the regulations, and, if not, to define the specific upgrades required. Our qualified field technicians will the replace the necessary components to bring the site into compliance and conduct all required testing,” Porter said, adding that the regulation stipulates periodic testing and inspections and that Tanknology’s systems are designed to manage the ongoing system compliance.
Exactly what operators must to do to ensure compliance with the new rule depends upon their monthly throughput and whether they are already in compliance with state, local or tribal regulations governing Stage I systems. Gas stations subject to the rule were required to file an Initial Notification form (or, in some limited cases, a Notification of Compliance Status form) no later than May 9, 2008.
Here is a summary of the requirements for gas stations:
Stations with throughput less than 10,000 gallons per month:
Stations with throughput of 10,000 gallons or more per month:
All of the above management requirements, plus:
Stations with throughput of 100,000 gallons or more per month:
All of the above management requirements, plus one of the following three options:
For more information about Tanknology’s Stage I Vapor Balancing Services, contact Tanknology at 1 (800) 964-1250, or via the web at www.tanknology.com, where a copy of an EPA document summarizing these requirements, as well as the Federal Register publication of the regulations can viewed and downloaded. .
Based in Austin, Texas, Tanknology operates across America and around the world, providing UST environmental compliance testing and related services at more than 37,000 sites per year, for more than 3,000 customers. Internationally, Tanknology licensees span more than 20 countries, providing services to the largest petroleum retailers in the world.
For more information about Tanknology’s services worldwide, call Tanknology at 1 (800) 964-1250 or visit Tanknology on the web at www.tanknology.com.
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