UST Leak Detection with Statistical Inventory Reconciliation

February 13, 2019
By Brian Schefke

If you’re the owner of an underground storage tank (UST), you’re no doubt aware that federal and state laws require you to have a method of leak detection to ensure that oils or hazardous materials are not released into the surrounding environment. Many UST owners equip their tanks with a system of electronic sensors to […]

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The Clean Water Act and Citizen Litigation

February 7, 2019
By Brian Schefke

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s easy to take our abundance of water for granted. Our region is fortunate to have numerous streams, rivers, and lakes that we depend upon for drinking water, for recreation, and for ecological sustainability. In recent years, greater attention has been paid to understanding the impact that stormwater runoff has […]

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Are You Keeping Up With UST Regulations?

January 10, 2019
By Brian Schefke

Though we usually don’t notice them, underground storage tanks (USTs) are everywhere. Out of sight, however, shouldn’t mean out of mind. Because USTs often contain substances such as diesel fuel or gasoline, they’re subject to a number of regulations. These regulations ensure that owners take the appropriate steps to contain and/or prevent environmentally damaging leaks […]

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EPA Proposes Rollback of Clean Water Act Regulation

December 18, 2018
By Brian Carmichael

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a change in definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The move represents a long running argument between interested parties and how broad the definition should be. The definition hinges on what “navigable waters” means. A prior rule change in 2015 was […]

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API Spec Q1 – Addendum 2: Your Supply Chain is Only as Strong as its Weakest Link

November 14, 2018
By Mairead Roden

Over the summer, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released an update to its Spec Q1 standard. This update, also known as Addendum 2, requires an additional layer of control over critical suppliers. Ultimately, these controls are beneficial, as they close a quality gap that was previously overlooked; however, as is the case with many improvements, […]

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