Engineering Services Associated With Underground Petroleum Storage Compendium of Select Projects

Posted on August 7, 2015

Client: Engineering Services Associated With Underground Petroleum Storage
Project Type: Compendium of Select Projects

Project Description

Introduction

Photo of backhoe lifting an Underground Storage TankD&B Engineers and Architects, P.C. (D&B) has been providing engineering services in association with underground storage of petroleum to a wide array of Public and Private sector clients for over 30 years. D&B has a full staff of highly experienced engineers and environmental scientists to assist our clients with all aspects of underground petroleum storage and we are fully knowledgeable of the complex federal, state and local regulations governing petroleum storage. This compendium provides a summary of our qualifications and in-depth experience specific to petroleum underground storage tank (UST) systems by showcasing a select number of D&B’s projects covering the full spectrum of services including:

• UST Design and Installation
• UST Closure, Removal, Petroleum Investigation and Remediation
• Petroleum UST Compliance

Prior to developing a scope of work, D&B recommends meeting with our clients in order to discuss their needs and to fully understand their objectives specific to the project. Based on this information, we will inform the client of any potential hurtles or challenges that they may face based on the federal, state and local regulatory framework governing the project and (working with the client) develop an overall strategy to achieve their objectives in the most efficient and cost effective manner. After this initial no-cost consultation, projects typically start with an evaluation of the existing tank system(s) for integrity and compliance with applicable regulations and codes, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and delegated County petroleum bulk storage (PBS) regulations, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations and New York State and local fire codes. The next step would be to prepare a report summarizing the findings and recommendations for any needed corrective action, such as changes to procedures, tank system upgrades, or tank closure and replacement.

Underground Storage Tank Design and Installation

The firm has been called on to provide design services associated with the installation or upgrade of USTs, as well as the construction management related to their installation. D&B has completed numerous design projects involving the installation of USTs associated with petroleum and compressed natural gas fueling facilities. D&B has completed numerous design projects involving the installation of USTs associated with gasoline and diesel facilities as well as full service design of vehicle fueling stations. D&B’s diverse design and construction management experience has included work on both marine fueling and fleet vehicle systems, at sites with petroleum storage needs ranging from 2,000 gallons to 80,000 gallons.

D&B’s design services experience with fueling stations and related structures includes design of structural components, electrical and mechanical systems, standard and high demand fuel delivery systems, site lighting, traffic flow analysis, storm water drainage, fire protection and alarm systems, vehicle maintenance bays and lifts, and fuel management systems.

In most cases, we develop contract documents for our clients and assist with bidding and selecting of the contractor. We would then perform construction management for the client. The following are just several examples of UST design and installation projects successfully completed by D&B.

Town of Oyster Bay – Department of Public Works – Central Vehicle Maintenance Facility

D&B assisted with the TOBAY's Central Vehicle Maintenance facility renovationThe Town of Oyster Bay renovated their existing fueling system at the Central Vehicle Maintenance facility to meet current NYSDEC regulations. The Town of Oyster Bay was required to remove or replace the three existing bulk fuel storage tanks by October 2010. D&B was contracted to provide planning, design, and construction management services for the replacement of the existing fueling station with a new upgraded fueling station. As the most important facility in the Town’s vehicle support network, the fueling system was designed to include redundant systems to provide critical services under storm and emergency conditions. D&B’s staff of planners and engineers ensured that the design documents met the needs of the Town and were in compliance with Federal, State, local codes, industry standards related to petroleum bulk storage, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), and building codes.

The new fueling station was designed to include multiple fueling islands, dispensers with high speed capacity of up to 36 gallons per minute, fire suppression and a new canopy. The new underground fuel storage capacity provides 40,000 gallons of gasoline storage and 40,000 gallons of diesel or biodiesel storage. The fueling station also included the integration of a new wireless fuel dispensing and inventory management system to allow users to operate the fueling station without the use of entering a code or swiping a key (FOB). This state of the art system allows for the busy fueling terminal to accelerate the vehicle fueling process.

Westbury Water and Fire District

D&B designed a gasoline fueling facility for the Water and Fire DistrictD&B designed a gasoline fueling facility for the Water and Fire District located in Westbury, New York. This facility includes a 2,500 gallon gasoline storage tank and a dispenser with a card access system for fuel management and control. Permitting services included the NYSDEC and the Nassau County Fire Marshal (NCFM). D&B provided detailed design, bidding and construction management services for this project.

D&B designed a 5,000-gallon diesel storage tank and dispenser with a card access system located at the District’s Well 18 facility in Westbury, New York. Permitting services included the NYSDEC and the NCFM. D&B provided detailed design, bidding and construction management services for this project.

Incorporated Village of Sands Point

D&B designed a gasoline fueling facility for the Department of Public Works located in Sands Point, New York. This facility includes a 2,500-gallon gasoline storage tank and a dispenser with a card access system for fuel management and control. Permitting services included the NYSDEC and the NCFM. D&B provided detailed design, bidding and construction management services for this project.

Incorporated Village of Williston Park

D&B designed a gasoline fueling facility for the Department of Public WorksD&B designed a gasoline fueling facility for the Department of Public Works located in Williston Park, New York. This facility includes a 2,500-gallon gasoline storage tank and a dispenser with a card access system for fuel management and control. Permitting services included the NYSDEC and the NCFM. D&B provided detailed design, bidding and construction management services for this project.

Town of Oyster Bay – Department of Public Works – Fuel System at Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course

The Town of Oyster Bay had a need for a fueling station that could be used by all Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course workers to meet all trucking, cars,and machinery needs. D&B was contracted to provide planning, design, and construction management services for the design of a new upgraded fueling station. D&B’s staff of planners and engineers ensured that the design documents were in compliance with Federal, State, local codes, industry standards related to petroleum bulk storage, fire code, and building codes.

D&B assisted with the  new fuel station at TOBAY Golf CourseThe new fueling station was designed to include multiple fueling islands, dispensers and all new electronic components. The new underground fuel storage capacity was constructed with 2,500 gallons of gasoline storage and2,500 gallons of diesel storage. The fueling station also included the integration of a new wireless fuel management system and inventory management system to allow users to operate the fueling station without having to enter a code or swipe a key FOB.

Town of Oyster Bay – Department of Public Works – Town Hall South Facility

The Robert E. Pickens Town Hall South (THS) facility is an existing fueling station located in the Town of Oyster Bay in Massapequa, New York. THS’s fueling station is managed by the Town of Oyster Bay’s Central Vehicle Maintenance Department. The THS’s fueling station services numerous local municipality entities, state and federal government organizations, including local police and firefighting departments.

D&B assisted with the upgrade to fueling station at the TOBAY - Town Hall South facilityThe Town of Oyster Bay renovated their existing fueling system to meet the NYSDEC’s new regulations. The Town of Oyster Bay was required to abandon, remove or replace the three existing bulk fuel storage tanks by January of 2014. D&B was contracted to provide planning, design and construction management services for the replacement of the existing fueling station with a new upgraded fueling station with a new wireless fuel management system. D&B’s staff of planners and engineers ensured that the design documents were in compliance with federal, state and local codes, industry standards related to petroleum storage, and building codes.

D&B designed the new fueling station to include an updated dispensing system with an increased fueling speed capacity of up to 36 gallons per minute. The new underground storage capacity was increased from 8,000 gallons of gasoline and 4,000 gallons of diesel to 15,000 gallons of gasoline and 10,000 gallons of diesel.

NorthropNorthrop Grumman Corporation, New York – Design of 10,000-Gallon Underground Fuel Oil Storage Tank

Excavator excavating trench in the groundIn conformance with Nassau County Article XI and local building codes, the project involved the removal of an existing 15,000-gallon underground No. 4 fuel oil storage tank and replacement with a 10,000-gallon double-wall steel underground oil storage tank utilizing a fiberglass reinforced polyester resin coating system. The design incorporated a continuous leak detection system to permit monitoring of the annular space in the tank and piping to determine whether water or fuel oil is present. This leak detection system utilized a capacitance type level indicator and hi-level alarm probe to monitor volume of product in storage and provide audible and visual warning signals to prevent overfilling the tank during filling operations. Construction plans, permit applications and construction cost estimates were prepared as part of this project.

NorthropNorthrop Grumman Corporation, New York – Design of 2,000-Gallon Underground Fuel Oil Storage Tank

In conformance with Nassau County Article XI and local building codes, the project involved the removal of a 2,500-gallon underground storage tank for No. 4 fuel oil and replacement in a 2,000-gallon double-wall steel underground oil storage tank utilizing a fiberglass reinforced polyester resin coating system. The design incorporated a continuous leak detection system to permit monitoring of the annular space in the tank and piping to determine whether water or fuel oil is present. The leak detection system utilized a capacitance type level indicator and hi-level alarm probe to monitor volume of product in storage, and provide audible and visual warning signals to prevent overfilling the tank during filling operations. Construction plans, permit applications and construction cost estimates were prepared as part of this project.

A continuous leak detection system constructed of material impervious to the stored product was designed to monitor the interstitial space between the double wall tank shells and provide monitoring of the annular space between double wall piping. The same leak detection system provided continuous tank level indication and high level alarm warning to prevent overfilling of the tank and to alert operators the storage tank when to proceed with waste removal procedures.

In addition, the design involved the installation of a cathodic protection system using sacrificial anode as an additional protective measure to ensure a 30-year useful life for the steel tank. The cathodic protection system selected was a Protection Prover-2 Corrosion Control System designed in accordance with STI-P3 Standards of the Steel Tank Institute. The STI-P3 Standards provide monitoring of the voltage between the tank and surrounding soil to ensure proper cathodic protection. The preparation of all State and local permit applications were included as part of this project.

NorthropNorthrop Grumman Corporation, New York – Design of Heated Underground Storage Tanks for No. 6 Fuel Oil

Excavator loading soil into a dump truckThis project involved the removal of two 20,000-gallon underground storage tanks for No. 6 fuel oil. The project required the removal of the existing steel tanks, removal of residue and cleaning to a vapor free condition, disposal of the existing steel tanks, and the design of two new 10,000-gallon tanks. The installation included overfill protection and a heating system for the piping and storage tanks. Due to the requirement to heat No. 6 fuel oil to enhance flow characteristics, fiberglass tanks could not be used. An investigation into alternative tank materials indicated a fiberglass clad steel tank would be appropriate to withstand the elevated fuel oil temperature and provide corrosion resistance. Construction plans, specifications and construction cost estimates were prepared as part of this project

Underground Storage Tank Closure, Removal, Petroleum Investigation and Remediation

D&B’s experience with petroleum remediation has ranged from relatively simplistic projects such as UST removal or closure to complicated and large-scale projects involving multiple remedial technologies. In cases where the remedy will consist of UST and contaminated soil removal, the remedial design would simply consist of the development of a Site Investigation Remedial Plan or a Remedial Action Work Plan. For more complicated remedial scenarios, D&B would also develop detailed plans and specifications that would be submitted to a number of remedial contractors for bidding of the construction phase of the project. D&B has developed bid specifications for numerous remediation projects, including the remediation of petroleum contamination. We are also very experienced in assisting our clients with the solicitation of bids, bid evaluation and contractor selection.

D&B offers a broad spectrum of experience with respect to remedial construction management services for UST removal projects, as well as petroleum and hazardous waste sites. Our construction mangers are fully experienced in project scheduling, contractor submittal review, claims prevention, shop drawing review, operation and maintenance manual preparation, as-built drawing review, change order review, regulatory interface, and start-up and training services. D&B provides staff that has the experience and knowledge related to the specific project under construction. In addition, each type of project has specific health and safety needs and D&B tailors its individually trained staff to the project. With the emphasis on protecting on-site workers, as well as the public, D&B routinely performs on-site air monitoring during petroleum remediation projects.

With regard to petroleum remediation projects, D&B has completed numerous projects involving a wide range of petroleum products including gasoline, heating oil and diesel fuel. D&B has successfully closed numerous spills working with the NYSDEC regional offices, after designing, installing and operating remedial systems. D&B emphasizes practical remedial solutions to petroleum spill projects keeping in mind that the primary goal is developing a cost effective remedial plan that will be protective of the environment and achieve rapid spill closure for the client.

D&B has unparalleled experience in subsurface investigations involving petroleum spills and USTs in New York State. Many of these projects have been components of larger site characterization programs for Brownfield sites or Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies of hazardous waste sites. Other projects have focused strictly on characterizing the nature and extent of petroleum impacts to soil, groundwater, soil vapor/indoor air and surface water. A recent example of a New York City petroleum spill investigation was the 2010 investigation of 14 gasoline USTs D&B completed in Astoria, Queens, New York. A description of this project is provided below. Through this experience, as well as the fact that D&B has been working directly for the NYSDEC under their Superfund Program for 27 consecutive years, we are very familiar with all NYSDEC site characterization protocols as defined in DER-10 – Technical Guidance for Site Investigation and Remediation, as well as CP-51 – Soil Cleanup Guidance finalized in 2010, which provides specific guidance for petroleum contaminated soil.

The following are just several examples of UST remediation and investigation projects.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection-LogoNew York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) – Staten Island Sewer Maintenance Facility

Drilling investigation at Staten Island Sewer Maintenance FacilityD&B was retained by the NYCDEP to conduct an investigation to evaluate potential groundwater contamination associated with four gasoline USTs located at the Staten Island Sewer Maintenance Facility. Six USTs had been previously removed and approximately 4,600 cubic yards of contaminated soil from around the USTs were excavated and disposed off-site. The objective of the groundwater investigation was to determine the nature and extent of any groundwater contamination associated with the Areas of Concern. This objective
was attained by the installation of permanent monitoring wells, collection of subsurface soil and groundwater samples for laboratory analysis, and completion of a tidal study at the site. In addition, D&B conducted periodic depth to product/water measurements to monitor the presence of the product within each of the monitoring wells.

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Manhattan, New York

Underground Storage Tank cut open on the sideD&B was retained by the Mount Sinai Medical Center to provide independent environmental monitoring services for the construction of the new Center for Science and Medicine located at 102nd Street and Madison Avenue in New York City. As part of this project, D&B coordinated and oversaw the removal of 14 abandoned petroleum USTs that were discovered in three separate locations on the site. In each case, D&B registered the tanks with the NYSDEC and made arrangements with a tank removal contractor, certified by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), to remove any remaining contents from the tanks and to clean tank shells. During the tank removal process, D&B conducted visual inspections, screened the adjacent soil with a Photoionization Detector (PID) to detect petroleum contamination and collected endpoint soil samples for laboratory analysis. Following the tank removal, D&B prepared a closure report documenting the closure activities, including manifests for offsite disposal of any petroleum-impacted soil, bills of lading for recycling of the tank shells, laboratory analysis and the FDNY affidavit of closure of the tanks.

ConEd_LogoConsolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. – Hudson Avenue Generating Station

Con Edison Hudson Avenue Generating StationD&B completed this project in support of the Comprehensive Spill Management Plan for the Hudson Avenue Generating Station, under contract with Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), on budget and within the project schedule. When D&B undertook this project in 2003, there were a total of 45 “open” NYSDEC spills associated with the Station as defined by Article 12 of the New York State Navigation Law. Through D&B’s remedial efforts over the last 7 consecutive years, there remain only 12 “open” spills as of February 2010. In 2006, the firm was tasked by Con Edison with the design and implementation of several remediation systems in targeting the remaining “open” spills. As of February 2010, D&B continues to operate two remedial systems at the Hudson Avenue Generating Station as well as monitor 60 on-site monitoring wells on a monthly basis.

Village of Kings Point, New York

In response to a discharge of petroleum to a storm water outfall in the Village of Kings Point, D&B was called upon to conduct a spill investigation and oversee response activities, including removal of two petroleum USTs associated with the release. D&B coordinated the removal of the tanks with the NYSDEC and the NCFM. Nearly 500 tons of petroleumimpacted soil were excavated, characterized and transported off-site for proper disposal as part of this project. Endpoint soil samples were collected and sent for laboratory analysis to verify that no petroleum contaminated soil remained before the excavations were backfilled with clean fill. A closure report was prepared by the firm to document the proper removal of the tanks and remediation of the associated petroleum spill.

IBMInternational Business Machines Corporation, Valhalla, New York

This project involved the closure of a 30,000-gallon UST utilized for the storage of No. 4 fuel oil. The  firm provided engineering services in connection with the oversight of activities performed by subcontractors associated with the permanent closure, excavation and removal of the storage tank and prepared a closure report to document all activities. All work was performed in consultation with the NYSDEC and the Closure Report was submitted to the NYSDEC.

Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, New York

D&B provided oversight of the closure and removal of two petroleum USTs at the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens (MSHQ). This project involved coordination with the NYSDEC. The tanks were emptied, cut open, cleaned and the tank shells removed for recycling as scrap metal. D&B conducted visual inspections, screened the soil adjacent to the excavation for petroleum contamination, collected endpoint soil samples and prepared a closure report, including the FDNY affidavit documenting the proper closure of the tanks. D&B also oversaw an internal inspection of a third UST and assisted MSHQ with preparation of a request for proposals to complete upgrades of this tank system.

PETRO_LogoPetroleum Heat and Power Corporation, Multiple Locations

Oil Recovery Program, Bellmore, New York

The Petroleum Release Investigation and Response Program for Reliance Rite Fuel was undertaken in response to a release of No. 2 fuel oil from a 275-gallon underground storage tank utilized for space heating purposes at a residence in Bellmore, Nassau County, New York. The program included, but was not limited to, the following: inspection to identify source of release and potential receptors, source removal (tank excavation), soil gas survey, soil boring program, evaluation of hydrogeologic site characteristics, groundwater monitoring program, evaluation of remedial alternatives, computer modeling, preparation of remedial plan, design and construction oversight of passive collection system and active dual pump selective skimming system, and operational oversight of remedial systems. The above-referenced investigatory and remedial activities were undertaken in consultation with the NYSDEC and owners of affected properties and resulted in the recovery of over 1,100 gallons of product, and the reduction of floating product thicknesses from over 1 foot to a sheen on a site-wide basis.

Oil Recovery Program, Brentwood, NY

The project provided engineering support to investigate and characterize the extent of a release of No. 2 fuel oil. The project included the installation of soil borings and a groundwater monitoring well. The project consisted of the following activities:

• Notification and coordination with the NYSDEC and Suffolk County Department of Health Services;
• Installation of a number of soil borings to ascertain the vertical and horizontal extent of the subsurface fuel oil plume;
• Installation of a monitoring well to determine the degree of groundwater contamination; and
• Ongoing monitoring and discussions with the NYSDEC.

Hellenic Service Station, Astoria, New York

Underground Storage Tank removed from ground at Hellenic Service StationD&B was retained by Corner Piece Astoria to complete a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and UST Removal Program prior to purchasing the property. This project involved the removal of USTs located at the Hellenic Service Station Site. D&B conducted a field investigation which included the following activities:

• Completion of a geophysical survey to confirm the location of all USTs on-site;
• The collection of surface soil samples from the site to confirm the soil quality of the area;
• Advancement of soil borings in the area of the USTs to assess subsurface impacts related to on-site petroleum storage; and
• Installation of groundwater monitoring wells to assess groundwater impacts associated with on-site petroleum storage and to confirm groundwater flow directions through the site.

Excavating to remove Underground Storage TanksAdditional remedial activities included: the removal of 14 USTs, two hydraulic lifts, associated tank system piping and petroleum contaminated soil. Excavation continued until visually clean soil was observed and no elevated readings on the PID were observed. Endpoint soil and groundwater samples were collected from the excavations to meet the NYSDEC established soil cleanup goals. In virtually every location, soil was “over excavated” to ensure all petroleum-impacted soil was removed. The site was determined to be remediated.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection, UST Removal at Pump Stations

D&B was retained by the NYCDEP to provide oversight activities associated with the removal and closure of USTs.

Clean Venture, Inc. excavating underground storage tank utilizing an excavatorD&B provided oversight activities associated with the excavation and removal of USTs located at the East New York Pump Station in Brooklyn, New York and at the New Clove Pumping Station in Staten Island, New York. The NYCDEP planned to  excavate and remove the USTs and collect endpoint samples to determine if the tanks had impacted subsurface soil. The NYCDEP and D&B personnel were on-site to document field activities. D&B provided daily field activity reports and photographic logs documenting the daily field activities. Clean Venture, Inc. (CVI) was contracted by the NYCDEP to remove the USTs.

Excavation exposing top of an Underground Storage TankCVI excavated soil from around the USTs with the use of an excavator. The excavated soil was stockpiled on polyethylene sheeting. The USTs were purged using dry ice and readings were measured using a four gas meter. The USTs were removed from the ground and placed on polyethylene sheeting for inspection and cleaning. The NYCDEP collected endpoint samples of soil within each of the tank excavations utilizing the bucket of the excavator as well samples from the stockpile of excavated material. CVI removed the excess material from the exterior of the shells, and the NYCDEP and D&B personnel conducted inspections of the USTs to confirm the condition of the tanks. D&B retained Action Remediation to sign off on the Tank Removal Affidavits since a Certificate of Fitness was required for this process.

CVI power washed the interior of the USTs and ran a vactor truck concurrently to avoid any potential spills. After the tanks were cleaned, CVI drilled holes through the sides of the tanks to render them useless. The former tanks were sent off-site on a Straight Bill of Lading and disposed as scrap metal. Analytical results were tabulated and compared to NYSDEC Spills Technology and Remediation Series Criteria.

Once the USTs had been excavated, removed, transported off-site and end point samples were collected, the NYSDEC authorized the NYCDEP to backfill the excavations up to grade. 

Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Compliance

Tightness Test being performed on Underground Storage Tank utilizing a vacuum truckD&B has performed numerous inspection programs for clients specific to determining the environmental compliance status of their petroleum bulk storage facilities, including the NYCDEP, Petroleum Heat and Power Corporation (PETRO), the Long Island Rail Road, Northrop Grumman Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. Our experience includes projects that were located throughout New York State that required the assessment of compliance with regard to the local Fire and Building Codes, as well as the NYSDEC PBS regulations and the USEPA regulations governing USTs and oil pollution prevention. With regard to tightness testing, D&B has completed numerous tightness testing projects in compliance with USEPA, NYSDEC and local Fire and Building Codes.

The following are just several compliance projects successfully completed by D&B.

United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

Crew inspecting Underground Storage Tank from the surfaceD&B was retained to conduct an evaluation of 28 petroleum storage tanks, including seven USTs located at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. The project included an on-site inspection of all the tank systems, regulatory review and preparation of a report summarizing the status of each tank system with regard to compliance with the Nassau County PBS regulations, USEPA underground storage tank regulations and various NYSDEC guidance documents including Sill Prevention Operations Technology Series Memos #10 and #17. Recommendations for maintenance and tank system upgrades based on best engineering practices were also included in the report.

PETRO_LogoPetroleum Heat and Power Corporation, Regulatory Compliance Projects

PETRO is one of the largest fuel oil retailers in the Northeast. PETRO retained the firm to provide full service engineering in areas of environmental compliance, design and implementation of subsurface soil and groundwater investigations, oil recovery programs, tank inspection and testing programs, tank registrations and permits, tank closures and generally assuring that its Long Island, New York facilities are in compliance with applicable USEPA, NYSDEC, New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, and Nassau and Suffolk County environmental requirements.

Selection of the firm was primarily based on our knowledge and familiarity with appropriate regulatory agencies and the firm’s long-standing experience and understanding of Long Island’s environmental conditions, including groundwater.

Southampton Terminal Site Investigation, Southampton, New York

Project included the completion of a site investigation of an oil storage/loading terminal in Southampton, New York. The project consisted of the following activities:

• The completion of a detailed multimedia compliance inspection in accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 612-614 and the Suffolk County Sanitary Code.
• Engineering inspection of all existing above and underground fuel oil storage tanks (12 tanks with a combined storage capacity of approximately 500,000 gallons) to determine compliance with 6 NYCRR Parts 612-614 and the Suffolk County Sanitary Code.
• An evaluation of the proper closure of all “out-of-service” above and underground tanks.
• Installation of soil borings with laboratory analysis of soil samples for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene, along with total petroleum hydrocarbons and fuel related constituents.
• A review of Suffolk County Department of Health Services files to establish a historical compliance record.
• Preparation of a comprehensive engineering report summarizing all regulatory interpretations and findings.

Petroleum Bulk Storage Compliance Program, Multiple Locations

The project includes all aspects of assuring compliance of a major petroleum bulk storage facility (containing 12 tanks with a combined storage capacity of approximately 500,000 gallons) with federal, state and local regulations. The project consisted of the following activities:

Aboveground fuel oil storage tanks• Conducting a detailed facility-wide environmental compliance audit and engineering inspection of all aboveground and underground fuel oil storage tanks to assure compliance with the Clean Water Act (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure provision), 6 NYCRR Parts 612-614 and the Suffolk County Sanitary Code.
• Undertook a topographic survey to determine acceptability of secondary containment of aboveground storage tank area.
• Prepared and updated Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC).
• Submitted updated registration/permit applications to the NYSDEC and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for aboveground and underground storage tank system.
• Prepared specifications and oversaw the installation of equipment for the upgrade of specific aboveground and underground tanks including cathodic protection, alarm systems, appropriate signage in accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 612-614 and Suffolk County Sanitary Code – Article 12.
• Prepared engineering drawings for and provided oversight of the modification (reduction) of tank capacity for aboveground fuel oil storage tanks to be in compliance with the existing capacity of the secondary containment system.
• Prepared an updated Major Oil Storage Facility (MOSF) license application in accordance with the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 612-614. License granted by NYSDEC.
• Prepared specifications and provided engineering oversight for a comprehensive ultra-sound tank testing program for all aboveground fuel oil tanks at the facility.
• Coordinated with USEPA-Region II and provided regulatory interpretations regarding the applicability of a Major Oil Facility Response Plan in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
• Provided all coordination with the USEPA-Region II, NYSDEC and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services regarding regulatory interpretation.
• Prepared preliminary design drawings, permit/registrations, etc., for the upgrade of the facility’s primary load/unload facility for trucks including secondary containment system and roof structure.

Closure of Class V Injection Well, Westbury, New York

PBS-Photo-4The project provided engineering services to prepare an approved Underground Injection Control (UIC) closure plan in conformance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and oversaw implementation of selected remedy. The project consisted of the following activities:
• Coordination with USEPA-Region II regarding the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and the most recent guidance concerning the UIC program.
• Coordination with the Nassau County Department of Health regarding all field investigation activities.
• Preparation of UIC closure plan for a Class V injection well. Closure plan approved by USEPA-Region II.
• Preparation of a Materials Management Plan in accordance with Nassau County Department of Health (NCDH) regulations. Materials Management Plan approved by NCDH.
• Design and implementation of pre-closure delineation program, including the installation of soil borings and collection/ analysis of soil samples.
• Evaluation of various engineering alternatives, including bioremediation and excavation and disposal.
• Preparation of pre-closure program reports, including recommendations for remedial action for submission to USEPA-Region II and NCDH.

NorthropNorthrop Grumman Corporation, New York – Evaluation Program and Design of Overfill Protection Alarm System for 50 Underground Storage Tanks

Excavator removing Underground Storage Tank from the groundIn conjunction with an evaluation of a manufacturing facility for compliance with standards under the New York State Major Petroleum Storage Facility Regulations and the Nassau County Fire Ordinance, an evaluation of 50 USTs was conducted. The evaluation included identifying the location, storage capacity, construction material, age, type of protective coatings and type of overfill protection of all USTs used for the storage of petroleum products.

In addition, to conform with the requirements of the New York State Major Petroleum Storage Facility Regulations and the Nassau County Fire Ordinance, all USTs were required to have overfill protection alarms. This portion of the project involved a field survey of all tank locations, development of alarm system specifications and estimation of construction costs. An investigation of several available overfill alarm systems was also conducted.

NorthropNorthrop Grumman Corporation, New York – Plant 15 UST Assessment and Investigation, Bethpage, New York

Exposed Underground Storage TankThis project involved the assessment of an UST in accordance with the NYSDEC guidance documents entitled Spill Prevention Operations Technology Services (SPOTS) Memo #14 (Site Assessments at Bulk Storage Facilities), and Spill Technology and Remediation Series (STARS) Memo #1 (Petroleum-Contaminated Soil Guidance Policy). The project provided for an evaluation of the tank’s history (system design, tightness testing, previous owners/operators), as well as investigatory activities to determine the extent of the release (field measurements and laboratory analyses).

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