Pond Management at Mount Auburn Cemetery
New England Environmental Inc. (NEE) is a full-service environmental consulting firm established in Massachusetts in 1986. We are located in a solar-powered, LEED Platinum Certified office in Amherst, MA.
February 16, 2015
NEE attended the MassDEP UST Tank Program Workshop last month that rolled out the new 310 CMR 80.00 regulations. These regulations address the design, construction, installation, registration, operation, maintenance and inspection of UST systems for virgin petroleum and hazardous chemicals. With these regulations, the environmental aspects of the previous Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) code (527 CMR 9.00) pertaining to USTs have been transitioned to the new MassDEP 310 CMR 80.00 regulations. Commercial UST owners have many compliance dates to be wary of, the most significant being the requirement that all single-walled steel tanks must be removed by August 17, 2017. Currently there are an estimated 9,700 USTs at about 4,500 commercial/industrial facilities in the Commonwealth. Note that owners of farm or residential USTs with a capacity of less than 1,100 gallons are exempt from most requirements within the new UST regulations. An overview of the new regulations is available at http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dep/toxics/ust/ust-fs15.pdf.
Please contact Jack Jemsek, Ph.D., LSP with any UST related questions firstname.lastname@example.org
New England Environmental, Inc. has constructed a 15,800 square foot sustainable office building. In July of 2011 NEE received a LEED Platinum Certification (LEED NC 2.2 - 54 Points).
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