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ARKANSAS
DEPARTMENT OF

ENVIRONMENTAL
QUALITY



SOLID WASTE FACILITY OPERATORS

March 27, 2012



Solid Waste Division






Major Projects


Solid Waste Plans


Compost General Permit Draft


Updating Reg. 11 & 14


Draft changes to Reg. 22


Enforcement


Penalty Calculations


Reviewing Grant



Recycling and E
-
Waste


10
-

Year Solid Waste Plan


Current plan expires November 2013


Began planning activities August 2011


Recruited participants for Oversight
Committee


Developed primary Goal
-
Diversion


Created 6 sub
-
committees


Disposal, Collection, Recycling, Special Material,
Education & Public Participation,


Waste Management Needs Assessment


Regulated Storage Tanks

Terry L. Perry

Enforcement/Compliance Branch Manager

Regulated Storage Tanks Division

Regulated Storage Tanks Division


Programs Branch


Technical
Branch


Enforcement / Compliance Branch



What is an Underground Storage
Tank? (UST)


Definition:


Stationary device designed to contain an
accumulation of “regulated” substances;


Constructed of non
-
earthen materials (e.g.,
concrete, steel, fiberglass reinforced plastic)
that provide structural support; and


Volume of which is 10% or more beneath the
surface of the ground (including the associated
underground piping.)

RST Regulations


Arkansas PC&E Commission
Regulation 12


USTs & certain Aboveground

Storage Tanks (ASTs)


Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund


UST Contractor / Individual Licensing


UST Operator Training/Certification



40 CFR Part 280


UST Technical Requirements

Regulated Substance


UST


40 CFR 280.12


CERCLA substance on 101(14) list


Petroleum


Liquid at standard temperature

and pressure


Motor fuels, jet fuels, distillate fuel oils,
residual fuel oils, lubricants, petroleum
solvents and used oils

Regulated Substance


AST


APC&EC Regulation 12.103
(B)(1)(a) and (b)


Motor fuels, distillate special fuels, or
other refined petroleum products


No

CERCLA substances (101.14 list)

Tanks Requiring Registration

(Not a “Permit” program)


USTs


> 110 gallons


Storing a regulated substance


Not exempted or deferred by federal regulations


ASTs


1,320


40,000 gallons


Storing a regulated substance


Not excluded by state regulations (i.e., farm tanks,
transitory tanks, tanks used in the production of
petroleum or natural gas)


How To Register USTs/ASTs



Two Different ADEQ Forms


Forms include:


Registration form


Financial assurance form

(UST required, AST optional)


How to register (cont.)


Registration fee of $75.00/tank/year


Certificate issued (annual sticker)

What we’re responsible for


RST Division
is

responsible for
monitoring
UST

technical compliance


RST Division
is NOT
responsible for
monitoring technical compliance



… EXCEPT …


Overseeing remediation of AST leaks
and releases

AST Technical Compliance


Arkansas State Fire Code


− Enforced by Arkansas State Fire


Marshal and Local Fire Officials

“The Big Picture”

Compliance Requirements for USTs


Release detection


Monthly monitoring


Release prevention


Spill protection


Overfill prevention


Corrosion protection

Release Detection

for Tanks and Piping

“The Big Picture”

Compliance Requirements for Piping


Pressurized piping


Automatic line leak detector; and


Monthly monitoring or annual tightness test


Suction piping


“Safe” suction (European system)


Conventional suction (American system)


Monthly monitoring or tightness test

Release Prevention


Spill prevention


Overfill prevention


Corrosion Protection

Spill Prevention

Butterfly Valve

Ball Float Valve

Visual or Audio Alarm

Must be
where driver
can see or
hear alarm!

Corrosion Protection

Reporting Suspected Releases


Report suspected release to ADEQ
within 24 hours
, if:


Free product or vapors are discovered at a
tank site or surrounding area


Unusual operating conditions
are observed


Sudden
loss of product


Unexplained water in
tank


Erratic
dispensing


Monthly monitoring indicates a release
(USTs only)



Reporting Suspected Releases

(Continued)


Upon receipt of a suspected release
report, the RST Division staff will guide
the tank owner/operator through the
steps of confirmation/denial,
investigation, assessment, and

cleanup (as necessary).

SPCC: Spill Prevention Control

& Countermeasures


Regulatory Requirements


40 CFR Part 112


Regulatory Authority


EPA Region 6, Dallas, Texas


(non
-
delegable federal program)

SPCC Reporting













National Response Center

(
1
-
800
-
424
-
8802)



ADEQ:

(501) 682
-
0744



Arkansas Department of


Emergency Management

(1
-
800
-
322
-
4012)

SPCC Contact

Chris Perry

EPA Region 6

Dallas, Texas

(214) 665
-
6702

perry.chris@epa.gov

Visit us online

ADEQ Regulated Storage Tanks Division

http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/rst/default.htm

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