underground storage News

  • Richmond Company Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations

    Stratton Metals has settled alleged violations of underground fuel storage tank regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The metals recycling company, located at 900 Brook Road, in Richmond, Va., agreed to pay a $5,098 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal and state regulations designed to prevent, detect, and control fuel leaks from underground storage ...

  • Changes to the regulation of underground gas storage in the UK

    A change in the regulation of underground gas storage has taken place. Gas storage in depleted reservoirs is now within the scope of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH). Previously, storage has been regulated by HSE under the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995. The UK became a net importer of natural gas in 2004. However a growing need to increase national ...

  • EPA proposes guidance for underground storage tanks (HQ)

    As part of its commitment to help ensure that biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are safely stored in underground storage tanks (USTs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released draft guidance for UST owners and operators who wish to store these fuels. EPA is requesting comments on the proposed guidance that clarifies how an UST owner or operator can comply with the federal ...

  • Underground monitoring of carbon storage site begins in Mississippi

    A team from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) is using scientific instrumentation, installed nearly two miles beneath the surface of the earth, to track the movement of carbon dioxide (CO2) being injected for oil recovery. This research effort will provide valuable insight into both the requirements of the instrumentation necessary to ...

  • Elecsys Pioneers Monitoring Solution For Underground Storage Wells

    Elecsys Corporation, a provider of industrial machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications, has unveiled an automated solution to simplify compliance with the recent advisory bulletin issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) targeted towards ...


    By Elecsys Corporation

  • Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in North America 2011 t0 2014

    GlobalDatas energy offering, Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in North America, 2011 Details of All Operating and Planned Gas Storage Sites to 2014 is the essential source for industry data and information relating to the gas storage industry in North America. It provides asset level information relating to active and planned gas storage facilities in North America. To Buy ...


  • EPA settles underground storage tank violations at RFK Stadium

    The District of Columbia Department of General Services has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank regulations at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement addresses compliance with environmental regulations that help protect communities and the environment from exposure to potentially ...

  • Department of energy announces 15 projects aimed at secure CO2 underground storage

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of 15 projects to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations. Funded with $21.3 million over three years, today's selections will complement existing DOE initiatives to help develop the technology and infrastructure to implement large-scale CO2 storage in different geologic ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA Issues Two Grant Guidelines For State Underground Storage Tank Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued two final grant guidelines for states, which will implement key provisions of the underground storage tank amendments of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The financial responsibility and installer certification grant guidelines require that an underground storage tank manufacturer or installer have the financial resources to clean up a site if a ...

  • EPA Reports to Congress on Underground Storage Tank Program in Indian Country

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a report to Congress on implementation and enforcement of the underground storage tank program in Indian Country. The report describes the progress that tribes and EPA have made working together to prevent and clean up releases from underground storage tanks and discusses future challenges facing the program. EPA ...

  • Weston selected by FEMA to help address national underground storage tank issues

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has announced a 5-year, $11.5 million dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Storage Tank Management Technical Services as part of a $50 million program to help address Cold War legacy underground storage tank challenges. Under the program, WESTON will provide site investigation, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • EPA Releases Operator Training Guidelines for State Underground Storage Tank Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final operator training grant guidelines for states, which implement a key provision of the underground storage tank amendments of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The operator training grant guidelines describe the minimum requirements states must meet in order to comply with the operator training provision contained in the Energy Policy ...

  • U.S. Navy settles underground storage tank violations at Hampton Roads facility

    The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a $5,855 penalty to settle alleged underground storage tank (UST) violations at its Building NH94, located at 7918 Blandy St., Norfolk, Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. There are three 25,000-gallon underground storage tanks at this facility containing diesel fuel. Each UST is required to be tested every three years to make sure the ...

  • Preesall underground gas storage facility receives planning consent

    The Energy Minister Lord Bourne today granted planning consent for the Preesall Underground Gas Storage Facility project. The facility is proposed to be constructed on the east side of the Wyre Estuary at Preesall in Lancashire and will be used to store and extract gas from local underground salt caverns. The project may create up to 300 jobs during construction and up to 40 permanent jobs once ...

  • New Research report On Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in Europe 2013

    Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in Europe, 2013 - Details of All Operating and Planned Gas Storage Sites to 2017 Summary GlobalDatas energy offering, Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in Europe, 2013 - Details of All Operating and Planned Gas Storage Sites to 2017 is the essential source for industry data and information relating to the gas ...


  • Weston selected by FEMA to help address national underground storage tank issues

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) has announced a 5-year, $11.5 million dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Storage Tank Management Technical Services as part of a $50 million program to help address Cold War legacy underground storage tank challenges. Under the program, WESTON will provide site investigation, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Baltimore County settles violations of underground storage tank regulations

    Baltimore County has settled alleged violations of regulations designed to prevent leaks of fuel and hazardous wastes from underground storage tanks (UST), the US Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged UST violations at 13 county-owned and operated locations. The county will pay a civil penalty of $28,968 and perform a supplemental environmental project ...

  • EPA Issues Two Grant Guidelines for State Underground Storage Tank Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued two final guidelines for states, which will implement key provisions of the underground storage tank (UST) amendments of the Energy Policy Act of 2005: the inspection grantguidelines and the grant guidelines for state compliance reports on government USTs.  The inspection grant guidelines describe the minimum requirements states must meet ...

  • Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in North America, 2013

    GlobalData’s energy offering, “Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in North America, 2013 – Details of All Operating and Planned Gas Storage Sites to 2017” is the essential source for industry data and information relating to the gas storage industry in North America. It provides asset level information relating to active and planned gas storage facilities in North ...


  • EPA Seeks Public Comment On Draft Underground Storage Tanks Grant Guidelines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released for public comment draft grant guidelines for states to report on the compliance of government underground storage tanks under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. States will have to report on the compliance status of underground storage tanks owned or operated by federal, state, and local governments. EPA worked with states and other partners to ...

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