Fuel Storage – ASTs vs. USTs

Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST) vs. Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)    What is changing in the world of fuel storage that is affecting owner/operators of fuel tanks?  In one word – regulation.  As the state of Illinois hammers owners/operators of USTs with more regulations this year, organizations with USTs are needing to rethink how they store fuel. For many years …

New Illinois UST Regulations

As sure as death and taxes, new Illinois UST Regulations are here again affecting contractors and owner/operators of underground fuel tanks. The unyielding growth of new regulations each year leaves many organizations with USTs frustrated and confused.  Many of the new changes to the regulations come straight from the 2015 Federal UST Regulations.  The main reason for these new regulations …

Illinois Underground Storage Tank Regulations

Illinois underground storage tank regulations are about to change significantly in 2018. The main agency that regulates underground storage tanks (USTs) in Illinois is the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The OSFM works in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency whom creates the laws. The OSFM is responsible for enforcing all laws pertaining to underground storage tanks that …

The Importance of ABC Operator Certification in Chicago Illinois

With the recent man-made disaster in the news, in which a gas station in Westmont Illinois leaked gasoline into the sewers causing multiple explosions in and around the Willowbrook and Burr Ridge areas, the importance of properly maintaining a fuel facility is often forgotten and overlooked. Read the full news article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dbr-willowbrook-explosion-tl-1026-20171020-story.html Failure to maintain a facility properly can …

Commercial Fueling Facilities – On-Site Fueling

Commercial companies such as trucking, construction or local governments that have fleets of vehicles all have different options when it comes to fueling their fleet. To get the fuel they need, fleets have three basic choices: They can fuel up at gas stations, install an on-site fueling station, or use onsite fuel delivery. To take advantage of the lowest cost …