In the September 2012 Issue of NPN Magazine we ran a condensed version of the research paper “Got Integrity? Impacts of the Proposed Integrity Testing Requirements for Underground Petroleum Storage Tank System Double-walled Piping.”
This paper researched the background behind one of the provisions to the EPA’s November 2011 proposed regulatory changes to 40 CFR §280.36(2), Periodic Testing of Secondary Containment. As well as the public and regulatory comments received by the EPA, regarding potential costs and issues related to implementing and complying with this new requirement.
It is authored by Gregory M. Myka who has twenty years experience working with petroleum storage regulatory compliance, and is currently a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a petroleum storage system subject matter expert for an international communications company; within their environmental, health and safety department.
It is co-authored by Dr. Jennifer Schneider, a professor & the Russell C. McCarthy Endowed Chair in the Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety Department in the College of Applied Science & Technology. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and her research spans risk analysis, critical infrastructure & sustainable systems and exposure assessment.
Offered below is a link to download the full paper on a PDF file.