1. 0 Scope 1.1 The framework discussed in this Guide is limited to facilities with underground storage tanks (USTs) storing hazardous substances or petroleum at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure. This Guide is not intended to provide detailed technical specifications for implementation of the approaches described in this document, nor to be used as an enforcement tool, but rather to identify the important information used for environmental management of underground tank systems. References to ASTM standards and other industry guidelines have been provided to address implementation of the approaches discussed in this Guide. Many states and some local agencies have adopted UST rules that place additional responsibilities on the owners/operators of UST systems. Refer to state and local regulations that may contain additional requirements. It is not possible to identify all considerations or combinations of conditions pertinent to a unique underground storage tank system. This Guide addresses principal considerations related to the prevention and response for environmental releases from tank systems and is organized in the sections listed below. Section 1: Scope Section 2: Describes the significance and use of this standard. Section 3: Defines the key terminology used in this Guide. Section 4: Lists relevant ASTM Standards and other industry or regulatory guidance documents. Section 5: Tank System Design and Installation Section 6: Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Plan Section 7: Fueling Procedure Section 8: Corrective Action for Affected Environmental Media Section 9: Tank System Closure Section 10: Tank Management Practice Education and Training Appendix X1 - Recurring Release Detection and Cathodic Protection Requirements (Quick Glance) is intended to be a quick reference guide for monitoring information.
This guide provides an overview of environmental practices for the design, installation, operation and maintenance, personnel training, and corrective action for underground storage tanks used for storing regulated substances. There are numerous technical documents available to address specific underground storage tank concerns, and this guide brings these together and provides a reference to those documents. Many states are in the process of evaluating resources for developing underground storage tank operator training requirements as a result requirements in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This guide includes information related to this training.
Energy Policy Act of 2005
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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