Tank Inspections: To ensure UST compliance, a member of the Environmental Protection Division visit sites to inspect record keeping, leak detection equipment and other documents. Download our inspection checklist to make sure your tank is compliance-ready! We also provide compliance audits to help you avoid costly fines.
Reporting Petroleum Release: If you have data that shows your underground storage tank has released petroleum into groundwater, surface water, or soil, you must notify your state's EPD within 24 hours. For questions about reporting and clean up, contact GOS immediately.
Tank Closures: If you would like to close your UST system, samples of the soil around the tank must be collected. If groundwater is discovered when removing a UST, a groundwater sample must be collected as well.
Tank Removal: Before you can remove an underground storage tank, it must be made vapor-safe and properly prepared before reducing it to scrap. The EPD and Georgia Oilmen’s Services recommend that only qualified professionals handle the removal and disposal of USTs, as they can be very dangerous. The used tanks can be extremely flammable and the petroleum buildup at the bottom of a tank mixed with cleaners may be classified as hazardous waste.