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Underground Storage Tanks | Resources

Training Videos

In the late '80s and early '90s, NEIWPCC produced three training videos for underground storage tank inspectors. The Environmental Protection Agency also released several underground storage tank videos focusing on underground storage tank leaks and installation. These videos can be ordered through our Resource Catalog or by calling (978) 323-7929. Please note that some of the material in the videos is out of date. It is our hope that we will be producing updated versions in the near future.

Tank Closure Without Tears: An Inspector's Guide to Safety
This video and booklet package outlines the causes of fires and explosions, while offering guidance in preparing a safe workplace, purging and inerting a tank, testing with oxygen and explosion meters, tank cleaning, transporting, and disposing. It also contains a safe removal checklist and reference list. (NEIWPCC, 1988)

What Do We Have Here? An Inspector's Guide to Site Assessment at Tank Closure
Published in 2013, NEIWPCC has created a brand new training video and companion booklet that covers the nature of petroleum, site assessment at tank closure, inspection equipment, field observations and analysis, planning and decision-making, and site closure. It also covers the basics of sampling and handling soil and water for field testing and for transport to a laboratory for analysis. It is based off of the original 1990 publication on tank closure.

Searching for the Honest Tank: A Guide to UST Facility Compliance Inspections
A training video about the goals of a facility inspection, inspection priorities, equipment checklists, inspection of UST facility records, site inspection for compliance with technical standards, follow-up and enforcement, training, health monitoring, and references. (NEIWPCC, 1991)

Petroleum Leaks Underground
This video explores how liquids and vapors move in the subsurface and why early response to leaked petroleum is so important. The first section covers how liquids move, the second section address how vapors move. (EPA, 1992)

Doing It Right: Proper Installation Of USTs And Piping
Video demonstrates UST installation procedures for tanks and for both steel and fiberglass piping. The first section covers instillation of tanks, the second section addresses piping. Note: specific installation activities are subject to state and local regulations. (EPA, 1988)

Straight Talk On Leak Detection With Joe Thursday, Leak Detective
This video provides an overview of most leak detection technologies. Part 1: Straight Talk From Tank Owners, Part 2: Straight Talk on Leak Detection With Joe Thursday. (EPA, 1990)


Protecting the Drinking Water You Provide – A Guide for Owners and Operators of Gas Stations
Do you have a drinking water well at your gas station or know someone who does? Then this guide is for you! This 10-page booklet was created to educate individuals who have an onsite drinking water well of their important responsibilities in meeting drinking water regulations and protecting the health of those who drink their water. The booklet, a colorful and educational guide, provides a general overview of the responsibilities and can be distributed electronically or through printed copies (instructions for printing are located below). Also, for those who want to train others through a presentation, we’ve provided a PowerPoint presentation that highlights the major themes of the publication.

Download a PowerPoint presentation based on the guide.

Instructions for printing the TNC Guide: Protecting the Drinking Water you Provide, A Guide for Owners and Operators of Gas Stations Note: screened circular area at the bottom right of cover page provides an area to place the organization's logo/name
- Job Title: TNC Drinking Water Guide
- Description: 10-page self-cover (back cover folds out to provide 2 additional pages to an 8-page signature)
- Quantity: as determined by organization
- Stock: 80# ChorusArt Silk Cover - suggested (it is highly recommended that a coated, 80 lb. paper, meeting EPA post-consumer standards, be used)
- Flat Size: 21" x 10" cover, 14" x 10" text
- Finished Size: 7" x 10"
- Prints: 4/4 - Four Color Process
- Artwork: PDF file
- Finishing: Score and fold to 7" x 10" and saddlestitch

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