Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Underground Storage Tank UST - New Rules For South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources has revised its requirements for Underground Storage Tanks (UST), and associated piping and dispensing equipment.

Effective January 1, 2009, if the system is located within 1,000 feet of a community water supply or any potable water well (including private household wells), new USTs or replacement of existing USTs must include SECONDARY CONTAINMENT and LEAK DETECTION measures. These control requirements also apply to new piping systems installed after January 1, 2009.

Any new dispensing equipment, or replacement of existing equipment, if located within 1,000 of a potable water supply, must have a UNDER DISPENSER SUMP. The sump needs to control any releases from the area around the dispensing equipment and prevent releases to the environment.

Finally, ALL owners and operators of UST systems, regardless of proximity to potable water supplies, must go through a training program on proper UST operation. Training must be completed by August 8, 2012.

For further information contact Caltha LLP at
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