JOURNAL: How long will RP600 remain relevant? YOUNG: As long as we have shop-fabricated above- ground tanks this document will remain relevant. And I don’t see them going away any time soon. UNDERWOOD: I am certain that this document has prevented accidents and will remain valid for many years. Most accidents that occur with aboveground storage tanks involve over;lling. Being from a state where 46 percent of the retail fuel is pumped through aboveground
storage tanks, I can tell you that proper over;ll has saved a lot of disasters. And when Missouri has experienced disasters, it has all been traced back to the over;ll devices—either they weren’t there, they weren’t connected properly or they weren’t working.
UNDERWOOD: Serving on this committee has challenged me, and I have learned quite a bit in the process,
as I am sure the other committee members have, too.
This committee is seasoned and knows what questions
to ask, and how to answer them. So yes, the process has
changed, but more than that, the committee has evolved.
The Aboveground Tank
Overfill Prevention Committee
The committee that authored the original version
of RP600 included:
Sonny Underwood, Mid-South Steel Products, Inc.,
Cape Girardeau, Mo. (chair)
John Albert, Missouri Dept. of Agriculture,
Je;erson City, Mo.
Tracy Barth, MFA Oil Company, Columbia, Mo.
Terry D. Cooper, Acterra Group, Inc., Marion, Iowa
Brad Holmes, Clay & Bailey Mfg. Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Alfred Reid, Broward County EPA, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dana Schmidt, Steel Tank Institute, Division of STI/
SPFA, Lake Zurich, Ill.
Sam Lillard, Virginia Department of Environmental
Quality, Richmond, Va.
Phil Meyers, Chevron Texaco, San Ramon, Calif.
Amy Wessel, Morrison Bros. Co., Dubuque, Iowa.
Marcel Moreau, Marcel Moreau Associates, Portland,
Maine, served as consultant to the committee.
Since publication of the original document, Meyers,
Lillard and Wessel have retired. New committee
members who contributed to the 2012 edition
Je; Smith, Liquid Automation, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga.
Chris Collura, JMP Solutions, Tampa, Fla.
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