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Focus on the New UST Secondary Containment Requirement

Publication number Date Published
12-09-060August 2012
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Author(s) Joe Hickey
Description In 2007, the Washington State Legislature amended the state Underground Storage Tank law (Chapter 90.76 RCW) to include requirements of the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. In August 2012, the Department of Ecology revised the UST rule (Chapter 173-360 WAC) to include these changes. These new requirements are designed to help prevent or reduce leaks to the environment from UST systems (tanks, pipes, and dispensers). Leaks can and do pollute groundwater, a precious resource which supplies drinking water for 60 percent of Washington residents. The new rules take effect on October 1, 2012.
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Keywords under-dispenser containment, Secondary Containment, underground storage tank

Underground Storage Tank Regulations (Code Reviser Format and Ecology Format, Publication No. 12-09-242)