Tag: secondary containment

SPCC Plans and Secondary Containment Options for Mobile Tanks

Q. If we have an independent contractor come to our facility for 60 days each year with a 4000-gallon diesel tank, will we need to add their tank to our plan or have them develop a plan? What options do we have for secondary containment for mobile tanks?

Hydraulic Reservoirs

Q. Why are “process” tanks like hydraulic reservoirs considered as storage in the calculations?

Secondary Containment

Q. Would the interior of a building count as a secondary containment area if you can assure the nothing can leak out?

Calculations for Containment Size

Q. In doing calculations for the size of containment, can you include the equilibrium volume of the inside of the storage tank as part of the containment volume? How often should a tank have integrity test done?

UST Amendments—What You Need to Know About O&M and Secondary Containment

According to the EPA, while information on sources and causes of releases show that releases from tanks are less common than they once were, releases from piping and spills and overfills associated with deliveries have emerged as more common problems. The Agency attributes the lack of proper operation and maintenance of UST systems as a […]

10 Tips for LQGs for Inspecting Hazardous Waste Tanks

LQGs are those that generate either 1,000 kilograms (kg) or more of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste a month. Note: 1 kg = 2.2 pounds (lb) 100 kg = 220 lb 1,000 kg = 2,200 lb What’s a Tank? Although the answer may seem fairly obvious, there has been […]

SPCC Secondary Containment Impracticability FAQs

SPCC Secondary Containment Impracticability FAQs Q: How does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) define “impracticability” in regard to secondary containment? A: According to the EPA, the meaning of “impracticability” relative to SPCC secondary containment requirements is the determination that a “facility owner/operator cannot install secondary containment by any reasonable method.” Q: What considerations are acceptable […]

SPCC Secondary Containment FAQs

SPCC Secondary Containment FAQs Q: What are the differences between general and specific secondary containment requirements in the SPCC rule? A: The general requirements address the potential for oil discharges from all regulated parts of a facility. Using good engineering practices, the containment method, design, and capacity should be determined to contain the most likely […]