Assessment, Compliance and Closure
The life expectancy of an underground storage tank (UST) is approximately 20 years. There are several environmental factors that can change this such as higher acidity soils, corrosion protection, water infiltration, to name a few. Leaks can occur earlier if the tanks were not installed properly or they were damaged during installation.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Underground Storage Tank Section, manages the permitting, compliance and closure of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and USTs. The NCDEQ works with MGF and their clients to implement the most effective solution to achieve clean closure for their environmental situation.
The Section’s Corrective Action Branch provides oversight for permanent tank closure, petroleum releases, and corrective action to assist property owners to meet regulatory requirements. They review and approve innovative technologies to evaluate and clean soil and groundwater at contaminated sites.
When the operator or owner of a property notifies the NCDEQ that a release or spill has occurred, MGF provides the expertise to complete the highest quality assessment and remediation to bring a site back into compliance.
NCDOT Geoenvironmental Project, UST and Impacted Soil Removal, Spencer, North Carolina
Two USTs Removed and Loaded for Transport
The Commercial Trust Fund provides reimbursement to UST operators and owners for costs related to assessment and cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination. USTs containing more than 1,100 gallons of petroleum products for retail, farm or residential motor fuel and heating oil are eligible to apply for trust fund assistance.