ASTM WK76779

    Revision of E2681 - 13 Standard Guide for Environmental Management of Underground Storage Tank Systems Storing Hazardous Substances or Petroleum

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    Active Standard: E2681 - 13

    Developed by Subcommittee: E50.01 | Committee E50 | Contact Staff Manager



    Energy Policy Act of 2005; operator training; petroleum UST; tank system; underground storage tank;


    This standard was developed to provide an overview of environmental practices for the management of regulated underground storage tank (UST) systems. Federal law and federal regulations have changed since the original development of this guide. Previous versions of the guide did not address the new federal requirements which became effective October 13, 2018. The standard was submitted to ballot for withdrawal with no replacement in October of 2018 because it did not address the new federal requirements. The ballot to withdraw did not achieve consensus. A task group was formed on May 29, 2020, to amend the standard to incorporate the new federal requirements. This amended standard must be approved prior to January 1, 2022, or it will be withdrawn. The amendments in this proposed revision address the new federal requirements applicable to regulated USTs. The title is being amended to be consistent with the terms used in 40 CFR Part 280 relating to regulated tanks. This revision addresses new walkthrough inspection and testing requirements, compatibility issues, tanks previously deferred from regulation, and includes many clerical and technical changes to be consistent in terminology throughout. Guidance relating to release prevention, release detection, tank closure and release response actions have been updated. References to other guides and standards have been updated. Many of the changes relate to reorganization of the guide and renumbering of various sections.

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    Technical Contact:
    Patrick Rounds


    E50 (21-08)

    Ballot Item Approved as E2681-2021 and Pending Publication