Scott and Doug working hard on a recent project in WV to line an above ground tank.
We work hard to remain up to date on the regulatory compliance requirements for each state we support. Customers have often asked if we could help them with a simple checklist of what they need to have inspected and on what frequency. We thought that would be a pretty helpful list to have, ourselves.
So we did it – we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist for NC that shows all testing needed for a regulated UST tank owners. Follow this link for more details:
In 2020, the state of NC clarified that all technicians who test Gilbarco Veeder-Root components as part of a compliance test (ATGs, alarms etc), must have manufacturer certification in order for their testing results to be acceptable by the state.
This caused quite a bit of confusion (and consternation) in the testing industry when this clarification came out because even though the Veeder-Root methodology had always included this certification requirement, it had never been enforced by the state. The agency gave testing companies until April 1, 2021 to achieve the necessary certifications.
In December, when we started researching this mandate, we found that the only way to get our testers certified was through in person classes, but due to COVID-19 the attendance was limited and so we weren’t sure how all testing company staff would be able to get certified by the deadline.
Luckily, Veeder-Root came out with online training soon after and all of our NC technicians were able to complete the necessary levels of technician training in order to be certified to perform all necessary testing on Veeder-Root components, by the April deadline.
Our WV+VA technicians are currently also getting this certification, even though it isn’t required in their states – partly because it’s a great education for them, and also so that, in a pinch, we can deploy them to NC sites if we have need – it’s the right thing to do.
Are you new to the petroleum industry?
Periodically, we find and share helpful information to newcomers to our industry. The website URL below is a great resource for understanding what sumps are and the different types of sumps you would typically see at a gas station facility:
Superior employees Richie and Scott taking a break during a UST tank repair job in Western NC. Tank repair work is dirty, exposed to the elements, and hard work, but the team knows what a help we are to our customers and to the environment. Great work guys!