Anyone with an excavator and a truck can remove a tank. But doing it correctly – avoiding expensive cleanup costs and fines – requires someone who knows and understands your state’s regulations regarding tank closure, can provide the proper documentation and can perform the necessary environmental site assessments. You need CGRS.
Our Construction and Environmental services teams are experts in safely removing tanks and assessing site contamination. Our tank closure services include:
- Underground storage tanks (USTs)
- Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs)
- Orphaned or abandoned tanks
- Fuel, heating oil or solvent tanks
- Fiberglass and steel tanks
We ensure customers have all of their bases covered to bring about closure. Our capabilities include:
- Evaluation of compliance status including making sure records are accounted for before initiating tank closure process
- Notification of intent to remove and dispose of a tank to all applicable regulatory agencies and the local fire authority
- Completion of permitting requirements
- Temporary closure procedures
- Temporary closure extension assessment
- Soil and groundwater sampling to meet site assessment requirements
- Site remediation if impacts are present
- Testing of tank contents if unknown to determine whether they contain hazardous materials
- Researching the availability of and whether you qualify for incentives, fine reductions or loans related to tank removal
STI SP001 Tank Inspections
State and federal requirements mandate periodic testing and/or inspection of ASTs, or STI SP001 Inspections. STI SP001 Inspection requirements and frequency depend on a number of factors including tank size, tank age and the tank construction standard. Your Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan may also indicate the STI SP001 Inspection frequency.
CGRS has Steel Tank Institute (STI)-certified inspectors on staff to inspect your shop-fabricated ASTs according to the SP001 Standard. We can also perform tightness testing on ASTs using Tracer Tight® or other manufacturer-approved methods. Some states require testing after installation and prior to putting the AST into service; CGRS can provide these services, as well.
Our staff will help you manage your AST systems — SPCC plans, SP001 testing and inspection, removal, installation and repairs. And if you’re just not sure what you need at this point, give us a call. We’ll help sort it out.