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During the Aurora and Fort Collins Outreach events, we received several questions, so we have published the answers below to make them available to everyone.
Complete Outreach presentations are posted on our Outreach website, KeystoCompliance.com.
Contact Bill Hickman at 303-318-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Under-dispenser containment must be liquid-tight on its sides, bottom, and at any penetrations. Under-dispenser containment must allow for visual inspection and access to the components in the containment system or be periodically monitored for leaks from the dispenser system.
Double-walled UDCs and containment sumps will allow an owner to avoid the three-year integrity test if they are monitored monthly, but are not a requirement. 2-3-5 of our new regulations discuss the testing methods.
However, OPS recommends the use of a qualified storage tank contractor given the complexity of secondary containment connections and penetrations, the inaccessible nature of some containment sumps and the challenges of appropriately handling the test water.
If a regulated substance enters secondary containment, you only have to report it to OPS if:
Small drips into containment are not reportable; that is what secondary containment is meant to do.