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UST Upgrade Or Closure: Best Practices For Successful Underground Storage Tank Risk Management

Webinar: ID# 1023834
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
The life expectancy of an underground storage tank (UST) is ideally 30 to 40 years; however, due to elements such as corrosion, fuel compatibility, lack of maintenance, tank site and installation, the expected life span can be diminished.

When the time comes to either upgrade or permanently close a UST at your site, you must follow certain upgrade or closing procedures to avoid leaks and injuries. Regardless of what you plan to do, there are several items to take into consideration when deciding to either upgrade or close a UST in order to maintain compliance and remain financially efficient.

Join us for a comprehensive webinar led by storage tank program manager David Piercey, who will discuss compliance standards for UST upgrades or closures and best management practices for the tank closure process.

You’ll learn:
  • UST system upgrading options to consider
  • How to tell if a tank needs to be permanently closed either by removal or closure in place
  • Strategies and guidelines for safe and compliant closure
  • And more
About Your Presenter:

David Piercey
Vice President
JD2 Environmental Inc.

David J. Piercey is a Vice President and co-founder/owner of JD2 Environmental, Inc., where he manages storage tank programs for various commercial, industrial clients and government agencies. Mr. Piercey has over 30 years of experience in environmental and design engineering programs and is certified in numerous states throughout the country. Mr. Piercey has extensive experience in dealing with the intricacies of unique under and aboveground storage tank applications. In addition, he handles all aspects of overall facility issues, such as SPCC, wastewater, and oil/water separators. He has spent many years conducting environmental inspections and compliance audits of facilities throughout North America. Mr. Piercey provides both a technical and practical input in the management of storage tanks.

Mr. Piercey lectures for various training organizations, as well as for private companies on storage tanks and SPCC issues. His involvement in the courses includes presentations for both underground and aboveground tanks for New Tank System Design and Installation, Monitoring and Leak Detection, Proper Tank Inspections and Tank Closure. He is co-author of two books, Underground Storage Tank Management: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition, and Aboveground Storage Tank Management and SPCC Guide, 2nd Edition.

Mr. Piercey is a certified Steel Tank Institute SP001 Inspector and is a member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute; RP100, RP900 and RP1200 committee for storage tank inspections. He has also sat on USEPA discussion panels on current and future regulations and authored many articles on storage tank management. Mr. Piercey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Neumann College, as well as many professional and state certifications including tank inspections, installation and closure.
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