WEST VIRGINIA ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK ACT
Larson Design Group (LDG) wants to remind owners of aboveground storage tanks about the July 1 registration deadline. All tanks must be registered through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to avoid being subject to possible enforcement action.
Senate Bill 423 went into effect on June 12, 2015, amending the Aboveground Storage Tank and Public Water Supply Protection Acts. Among the changes is a new definition of what is considered an aboveground storage tank (AST). Don’t worry, we are here to help you with tank registrations and keep you in compliance now and into the future.
LARSON DESIGN GROUP
LDG, located locally in Morgantown and with offices in PA, NY, TX and OH, employs several qualified, licensed professional engineers that can help your company comply with all of the new regulatory requirements. Our 300-person, multi-disciplined engineering and surveying firm has been in operation since 1993, and our staff members have diverse knowledge and expertise to meet all of your AST needs.
DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER?
Tank owners who previously registered their tanks may need to remove some tanks from the AST Program due to the definition change. LDG can help you determine whether or not your tanks needs to be registered or deregistered.
|REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS||OUR SERVICES|
|Tank registration (current and all future tanks)||Our experts can help you get your tanks registered|
|Tank inspection and certifications||Our licensed PE’s can perform annual inspections|
|Spill prevention response and corrective action plans||Our professionals can prepare contingency plans|
|Secondary containment and leak detection||Our designers can design secondary containment systems|
|Emergency public notification plans||We can help coordinate emergency response plans|
|Signage requirements||Our staff can coordinate signage to meet requirements|
|Permitting services||Our firm can help you every step of the way|
WEST VIRGINIA DEP AMENDED ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK ACT: REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES EFFECTIVE JUNE 12, 2015
- Open Registration – Operations & non-operational ASTs (see definition) must be registered by July 1, 2015.
- WVDEP will determine the operating and permitting requirements, as well as the submittal deadline for each registered tank (some facilities will be exempt from permits as per the act).
- Spill Prevention Response Plan submittals are due December 9, 2015. Approved plans sumbitted to County and Municipal EMAs.
Definition: Aboveground storage tank or tank or AST means a device made to contain an accumulation of more than 1,320 gallons of fluids that are liquid at standard temperature and pressure, which is constructed primarily of nonearthen materials, including concrete, steel, plastic or fiberglass reinforced plastic, which provide structural support, more than 90% of the capacity of which is above the surface of the ground, and includes all ancillary pipes and dispensing systems up to the 1st point of isolation. The term includes stationary devices which are permanently affixed, and mobile devices which remain in 1 location on a continuous basis for 365 or more days. The following tank categories are not subject to the Aboveground Storage Tank Act: Shipping containers, barges or boats, swimming pools, process vessels, fresh water holding tanks, tanks containing food or food-grade materials, and empty tanks held in inventory or for sale.
CONTACT US FOR ASSISTANCE
Call one of our offices for more information and to find out how LDG can help you get in compliance with the AST act.
Morgantown, WV: (304) 777-2940
Beaver, PA: (724) 495-7020
Pittsburgh, PA: (724) 591-8562