Minnesota Underground Storage Tank Regulations Delayed Due to Public Hearing Requests

October 25th 2018 – 30 public hearing requests were submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regarding the newest Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations.

Our in-house Regulatory Specialist, Chrissie Rakowski submitted her own public comment and request for a hearing. Her statement is as follows:

The proposed rule adversely affects the regulated community of tank owners by limiting their options and potentially increasing the cost of the work to be done, while giving preferential treatment unnecessarily to tank testers contrary to industry standards and the EPA rule. There is nothing that states in either the PEI RP-900, or the EPA’s 40 CFR that annual walkthroughs require an agency-certified tester to conduct annual walkthroughs of spill containment and sumps, thereby limiting business at the expense of inspection and maintenance companies, consultants, and experts in the industry while requiring testers to go beyond scope of practice. Industry professionals are certified A/B in multiple states and are knowledgeable of UST regulations, have degrees or years of experience in the field, and can carry ICC certification.

You can review our request in addition to the 29 others here: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/ust-rule1-09.pdf

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