In order to operate or service equipment in construction, we are required to conform to environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements such as site permits to operate. In recent years, environmental concerns have led to a significant increase in the number and scope of compliance imperatives across all global regulatory environments. Being closely related, environmental concerns and compliance activities are increasingly being aligned with corporate performance goals and being integrated to some extent to avoid conflicts, wasteful overlaps, and gaps.
Compliance with the above requirements and obligations, requires meeting certain conditions. Typically, these include:
Managing monitoring programs or schedules, ensuring that the monitoring required in the permit has been done, at the correct locations, for the correct parameters, and at the correct frequency
Pre-processing, performing calculations and validating the data for compliance with any alert or reporting levels
Generating routine compliance reports for authorities.
The management of the above can be complex and time-consuming, leading to an increasing uptake of software systems designed to manage environmental compliance. These are often referred to as 'Environmental Data Management Systems' (EDMS). Criteria must be considered when selecting environmental compliance software: proven capability, high performance, transparent, traceable data handling, a robust calculation engine, advanced factor handling, simple integration, automated workflows and QA, and flexible reporting and data extraction.
Compliance Testing by Superior Equipment Technicians
All testing is conducted by Superior Equipment’s certified technicians in: ICC , OSHA 40hour & HAZWOPER Trained & Confined Space Entry, Department of Agriculture Weights & Measures of IL & MO, Estabrook (line leak & tank test)
Commercial (Hi Flow) & Retail Meter Calibration: Inaccurate calibration due to meter drift, meter wear or lack of preventative maintenance can cost site owners thousands per year in lost gallons at the nozzle. (PEI RP1200)
Vacuum Truck Services: Our vacuum truck’s tank is measured to hold 2,500 gallons & legal hauling weight is 2,200 gallons. Our truck is primarily used for emergency fuel drops, tank cleaning practices, HAZWOPER fluid transfers, hydro static testing & removal of sludge.
Internal Tank Lining Inspections: Confined space entry trained technicians utilize the tripod re-tractor to get inside of the tank wearing proper PPE to test the tank lining with special computerized equipment. (PEI RP1200)
Cathodic Protection Testing: We perform re-certification testing for both impressed current Cathodic Protection systems & also Sacrificial Cathodic Protection systems. (PEI RP1200)
Helium Leak Trace Testing: This form of leak trace testing is to find an extremely hard place to locate the leak source. (PEI RP1200)
Spill Bucket / Containment Sump Testing: Regulation enforcement begins 10/13/2018 for Illinois & testing in Missouri begins in 2019 with completion dates of 1/1/2020 to insure all spill buckets are leak proof. (PEI RP1200)
Overfill Prevention Equipment Testing: The OPV is required to be tested & installed correctly to confirm there won’t be overflow, ultimately saving money on cleanup cost in the event of an OPV failure or defect. (PEI RP1200)
Tank, Line & Leak Detection: We are certified to to test tanks up to 30,000 gallon capacity. We utilize Tank Tightness, Precision Line Tightness & Leak detector equipment that is 3rd party certified & approved by National Work Group on Leak Detection. (PEI RP1200)
Notice of Violations: Correct deficiencies & NOV non-compliance issues, but if not resolved in a specific amount of time by the state, the site may be shutdown. (PEI RP1200)
AST (Above-ground storage tank)
Facilities with above ground storage tanks (ASTs) holding oils of any kind may be subject to U.S. EPA's Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation (40 CFR Part 112). The SPCC regulation does not specifically use the term AST, but rather includes ASTs under the term bulk storage container.
EPA’s oil spill prevention program includes the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) and the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rules. The SPCC rule helps facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The FRP rule requires certain facilities to submit a response plan and prepare to respond to a worst case oil discharge or threat of a discharge.