DEEP: Secondary Containment Notice

Secondary Containment
 
In compliance with the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), DEEP has passed and is now implementing amendments to the existing UST Regulations, effective May 31, 2012.  The amendments include Secondary Containment requirements per RCSA 22a-449(d)-102.  Highlights of these requirements are as follows:
 
On or after August 8, 2012:
  • New UST systems must include:
    • liquid tight under-dispenser containment sumps with sensors, and
    • liquid tight piping containment sumps with sensors.
  • The requirements for new under-dispenser containment must be met when:
    • replacing more than fifty (50) percent of the dispensers at a facility, the requirements for new under-dispenser containment sumps must be met for all dispensers at the facility or
    • replacing a dispenser and more than fifty (50) percent of the flex-joint or flexible piping that is directly beneath the dispenser.
  • Upon installation and prior to operating any newly installed double-walled UST system:
    • testing must be performed which demonstrates that liquids which accumulate in any part of the UST system (including sumps) will not be released to the environment, and
    • re-tests will be required every five (5) years thereafter, although this requirement does not apply to certain secondary containment systems that are hydrostatically or vacuum monitored continuously.
  • Under-dispenser containment sumps and piping containment sumps that require repairs must be tested to demonstrate that the repaired sump meets the requirements of a new under-dispenser containment sump or new piping containment sump.
Secondary containment questions may be directed to the UST Enforcement Program at 860-424-3374.
 
 
Content last updated on September 30, 2013