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May 18, 2017
Idaho revises UST regs

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has revised its underground storage tank (UST) regulations in order to comply with federal requirements. There are no changes to the secondary containment and operator training rules, but the DEQ has adopted the remainder of the federal regulations for owners and operators of USTs.

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As a result, there are several changes that owners and operators should be aware of that will impact their facilities, including:

  • The regulation of previously deferred systems, including airport hydrant, field-constructed, and emergency power generator USTs;
  • The implementation of new testing and inspection requirements, such as:
    • The testing of repairs to secondary containment areas and spill and overfill equipment within 30 days of the repair;
    • The testing of spill prevention and containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring of piping at least every 3 years;
    • The testing release detection equipment annually;
    • An inspection of overfill prevention equipment at least every 3 years; and
    • A walk-through inspection every 30 days, with an inspection of containment sumps and handheld release detection equipment annually.
  • The performance of a site assessment if groundwater or soil vapor monitoring will be used as a release detection method; and
  • The submission of a notification to DEQ 30 days before a UST stores over 10 percent ethanol or over 20 percent biodiesel.

The changes went into effect March 24, 2017. For further information about the UST regulation changes, contact Kristi Lowder at DEQ’s Waste Management and Remediation Division at kristi.lowder@deq.idaho.gov.

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