PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Marine Industry Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Navy Settles EPA Tank Violations

Monday, April 30, 2012

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a $5,855 penalty to settle allegations of underground storage tank violations at its Naval Support Activity facility in Norfolk, VA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced.

 With more than 6,000 personnel, NSA Hampton Roads has the largest concentration of fleet headquarters administrative and communication facilities outside Washington, D.C.

 NSA Hampton Roads

With more than 6,000 personnel, NSA Hampton Roads has the largest concentration of fleet headquarters administrative and communication facilities outside Washington, D.C.

NSA Hampton Roads has the largest concentration of fleet headquarters administrative and communication facilities outside Washington, D.C. Home to U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Naval Submarine Forces, Atlantic; Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic, and other commands, the facility has more than 6,000 personnel.

The alleged tank violations involve one building, known as Building NH94, at the facility.

Testing Deferred

EPA said the facility has three 25,000-gallon underground storage tanks containing diesel fuel. Each tank is required to undergo testing every three years to make sure that the tank is not corroded and that the corrosion protection system is operating properly. During a March 2011 inspection, the inspectors found that these tanks had not been tested since 2004, EPA said last week.

The $5,855 settlement penalty “reflects cooperation of the U.S. Navy with EPA in the investigation and resolution of this matter,” EPA said. ”The Navy has certified its compliance with applicable UST requirements, and the tanks were tested for corrosion on April 4, 2011.”

EPA rules on underground storage tanks (UST) require that the tanks be tested to prevent leaks. The greatest potential threat from a leaking underground storage tank is contamination of groundwater from hazardous and toxic chemicals in the tank systems, according to EPA. Groundwater is the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans.

   

Tagged categories: Corrosion; EPA; Inspection; Oil and Gas; Regulations; Site/field testing; Tanks and vessels; U.S. Navy

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
SAFE Systems'
Blast Lights &
Deadman Switches

Halogen or LED blast lights available with our NEW urethane bumper. Switches available in many colors for color coding your hoses.


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES

“Made in the USA!”
Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


U.S. Zinc

With multiple locations, ample capacity and a proven safety record, U.S. Zinc offers supply security to customers around the globe. Helping the world work™


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Pipeline Utility Aerial crossings coated since 1992. Termarust's (HR CSA) was used to overcoat lead paint and preserve cables, pipes and support towers.


Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!


Van Air Systems
Need a Dry-O-Lite Refill?

Order Dry-O-Lite desiccant from Van Air Systems.
The dependable, and cost-effective solution for dry compressed air.


CESCO
AQUA MISER

• Ultra high pressure water blaster • 40,000 PSI stripping and cleaning power CESCO is the leader in environmentally sound cleaning and stripping technologies. See our YouTube videos
Contact us: 888-772-3726
Aquamiser.com
BlastandPaint.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com