conduct operation and maintenance walkthrough inspections according to a standard code of practice developed by a nationally recognized association or independent laboratory that checks equipment.
conduct operations and maintenance walkthrough inspections developed by the implementing agency.
For UST systems in use on or before 13 October 2015, the initial spill prevention equipment test, containment sump test and overfill prevention equipment inspection must be conducted not later than 13 October 2018 (40 CFR 280.35)
UST systems that store fuel solely for use by emergency power generators installed on or before 13 October 2015 meet the release detection requirements in 40 CFR 280.40 through 280.45 on or before 13 October 2018.
By 13 October 2018 owners and operators of all UST systems must provide a method, or combination of methods, of release detection that is operated and maintained, and electronic and mechanical components are tested for proper operation, in accordance with one of the following (40 CFR 280.40):
a code of practice developed by a nationally recognized association or independent testing laboratory
requirements determined by the implementing agency to be no less protective of human health and the environment.
By 13 October 2018, a test of the proper operation of the release detection must be performed at least annually and, at a minimum, cover the following components as applicable to the UST system (40 CFR 280.40):
automatic tank gauge and other controllers
probes and sensors
automatic line leak detector
vacuum pumps and pressure gauges
hand-held electronic sampling equipment associated with groundwater and vapor monitoring
Owners of airport hydrant fuel distribution systems and UST systems with field constructed tanks must submit a one-time notice to the implementing agency documenting the existence of these previously deferred tank(s).
Airport hydrant fuel distribution systems and UST systems with field constructed tanks which were installed on or before 13 October 2015 must meet the following 40 CFR 280 requirements:
upgrading of UST systems or closure (40 CFR 280.21 and 280.70 through 280.74)
general operating requirements (40 CFR 280.30 through 280.36)
operator training (40 CFR 280.240 through 280.245).
By 13 October 2018 all airport hydrant fuel distribution systems and UST systems with field constructed tanks must meet release detection requirements based on the capacity of the tank/piping (40 CFR 280.252).
31 December 2018
As of this date, owners and operators must not install non-emergency stationary compression ignition (CI) internal combustion engines (ICE) with a maximum engine power greater than or equal to 600 KW (804 HP) and less than 2,000 KW (2,680 HP) and a displacement of greater than or equal to 10 L per cylinder and less than 30 L per cylinder that do not meet the applicable requirements for 2017 model year non-emergency engines (40 CFR 60.4208(g)).
1 January 2019
As of this date amended requirements are in effect related to the servicing, maintenance, and disposal of appliances with a full charge of 50 or more pounds of any class I or class II refrigerant or any non-exempt substitute refrigerant. The amended requirements include changes in leak rate calculations, actions to be taken in response to a leak, as well as documentation and reporting requirements (40 CFR 82.157).
31 December 2020
As of this date, the owner or operator of dry cleaning systems must eliminate any emission of PCE from any dry cleaning system that is located in a building with a residence (40 CFR 63.322(o)(3) through63.322(o)(5)(i)).