TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
FOR SERVICE AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS
Do It Right—Every Time
These AS Ts demonstrate an example of following good installation procedures.
IT may seem that the installation of
(AST) should be a
simple “plug and play” operation.
Pour a slab, place the tank, hook up
the power and you are ready to
pump. Unfortunately, that’s not
As we visit locations across the
county to prepare Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
(SPCC) Plans and perform compliance inspections, we often find that
required installation procedures
have been overlooked by the owners,
design engineers or contractors.
When installing an AST, a number
of codes, guidance documents and
regulations need to be followed.
NFPA 30 and 30A, as well as the
International Fire Code, address fire
Dave piercey is vice president of JD2 Environmental Inc.
prevention and spills. Federal regula-
tions, such as 40 CFR Part 112, are
concerned with spill prevention and
leak controls. When designing a proper
tank system, you need to consider all
of these standards. For example, to
reduce the potential hazard from a
spill, place the tanks away from storm
drains, swales or other receptors that
might allow a spill to enter a waterway
before cleanup can occur.