The July 17, 2002 revision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Act strengthened the requirements for facilities to conduct inspections of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and piping on a regular basis using recognized industry standards. The EPA has established a new compliance deadline of November 10, 2011 and all owners of AST systems regulated under the SPCC Act will need to meet the new integrity testing standards by this deadline. The revised SPCC rules specifically reference the Steel Tank Institute (STI) Standard SP001 "Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks" as one of the industry standards for conducting tank inspections. In fact, the STI Standard SP001 is gaining wide acceptance as the most prudent, practical and cost-effective means for inspection of shop-built and field-erected tanks under 50,000 gallons.

RMEC offers AST inspection services under the STI SP001 standard. RMEC's STI Certified AST Inspector(s) and environmental professionals can provide a timely and cost-effective means of meeting the tank and pipe inspection requirements. In addition to our inspection services, RMEC's staff of environmental professionals can assist in the development, revision and/or evaluation of SPCC Plans for new and/or existing facilities.