Regulations are in Effect for Illinois UST Facility Owners and Operators

As of October 13th 2018, the Illinois Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) requires that all Illinois UST owner and operators  conduct regular operation and maintenance walkthrough inspections. 

The Regulations Explained

The new OSFM regulations require that Class A Operators (who are responsible for operating and maintaining the UST systems) and Class B Operators (who are responsible for daily operation, maintenance, and record keeping for the UST systems) must perform walkthrough inspections of each UST system and must record the results of each inspection on a checklist. These checklists must be maintained with the facility records.  

Monthly Requirements

As a part of the requirements, the walkthrough inspections must be completed at least once every thirty days, now referred to as ‘The 30 Day Rule‘. As a part of the 30 day rule inspections, owner are required to inspect:
  • Release detection methods, monitoring systems and associated sensors
  • Spill and overfill prevention and spill containment equipment and manholes
  • Dispensers, hoses, breakaways and hardware 
  • Operational status of impressed current cathodic protection systems which includes:
    • Checking and recording that the power is on
    • Verifying that the voltage, amps and hour meter have the appropriate readings required under Section 175.510(f)
    • Creating a log entry that shows date of inspection, initials of inspector, hour, volt and amp readings, and power on verification.

Yearly Requirements

Once per year, UST Owners are required to:
  • Inspect all containment sumps
    • Document any visual damage to the sumps, covers and lids
    • Document any presence of regulated substances or any indication that a release may have occurred
    • Inspect sumps and the interstitial areas for any double-walled sumps with interstitial monitoring are free of water, product and debris
  • Inspect all UST equipment including:
    • Emergency stops for the presence or absence of visible damage to any UST component
  • Document  emergency stops and verify that they were tested by the owner/operator or a contractor for interconnection and pump shutdown
  • Document that the shear valves were visually inspected by the owner/operator or a contractor
  • Verify all required signs and ensure they are fully visible and all communication systems are in place and operational
  • Maintain all daily, 30-day, monthly and annual inspections, testing, reporting and records 
  • If applicable, the tank gauge stick or groundwater bailers, for operability and serviceability (manual tank gauging or groundwater monitoring)
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