EPA Issues Underground Storage Tank Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued final underground storage tank system testing and inspection regulations, marking the first significant revision to the regulations since they were issued in 1988. The rules cover several areas, including tanks’ compatibility with alternative fuel blends and emergency generators. Although the new rules impose enhanced obligations on tank owners, they are superior to the initial, proposed rules that EPA had released several years ago, including more limited burdens associated with monitoring interstitial areas and limiting the frequency of inspections.

NATSO has provided a 16-page memorandum outlining the key components of the lengthy and complex regulation.

Highlights of the rule include...

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David Fialkov is the Vice President of Government Relations, as well as the Legislative and Regulatory Counsel, at NATSO. In this capacity, Mr. Fialkov direct's NATSO's legislative, regulatory, and legal strategy on a range of issues, including transportation, energy and fuels, labor, data security, and taxes. Mr. Fialkov also oversees NATSO's political engagement program, including individualized legal and political counsel to member companies. Prior to joining NATSO, Mr. Fialkov was the senior associate in the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice at the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C. At Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov advised clients on legislative, regulatory, and political issues, as well as legal concerns. His primary clients included trade associations representing the motor fuel wholesale and retail industries, including the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America. Mr. Fialkov's focus was not only on the motor fuels business, but also the litany of other issues that retailers confront, including labor matters, foodservice issues, healthcare and employment issues, tax matters and data security. Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. He received his B.S. Summa cum laude with highest honors from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Allison and daughter Lilah. More
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