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WV DEP reminds aboveground storage tank owners of looming deadlines

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is working to remind aboveground tank owners of upcoming registration deadlines.

All storage containers with at least 1,320-gallon capacity that are at least 90 percent above ground and are at a fixed location for at least 60 days must be registered with the DEP by Oct 1.

Required information includes data about tank contents, location and size; age of each tank, the material it is constructed of; what sort of secondary containment measures are in place and whether it is regulated by any other state or federal regulatory programs.

“Not only is tank registration required by law, the information provided during this process will be used by the agency in the development of a risk-based assessment that will be used to determine where the biggest threats to public health and the environment are located,” the release stated.

The DEP release also reminded tank owners that Spill Prevention Response Plans must be submitted by Dec. 3, tanks must have undergone inspections and be certified by professional engineers by Jan. 1, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit holders with aboveground storage tanks within zones of critical concern must for NPDES individual permits by Sept. 1.

For more information, visit the DEP website's Aboveground Storage Tank page