Westchester Environmental can provide Underground Tank Closure services
During Tank Closures we will make sure of the following:
- The Contractor shall be familiar with the locations of all public utility facilities and structures that may be found in the vicinity of the suspected USTs.
- The Contractor shall provide notification to local utilities prior to commencement of on-site work so that known utilities can be identified and clearly marked.
- The Contractor shall conduct his operation to avoid damage to the utilities or structures.
- The Contractor is responsible for meeting all requirements established by the agencies for utility work, as well as work affecting utilities and other government agencies.
- The Contractor and the company retained for removal of the suspected containers/USTs must be certified by PADEP for tank closures and must be licensed in Philadelphia to remove USTs.
- The Contractor shall excavate a sufficient amount of soil/fill material from the area surrounding the suspected buried containers/UST(s) to facilitate removal.
- The excavated material will be field-screened using a photoionization detector (PID).
- Excavated material that exhibit PID readings above 50 parts per million (ppm) shall be either temporarily stockpiled separately on six-mil polyethylene sheeting by the Contractor and as directed by the Owner’s Environmental Representative or transported to an appropriate disposal facility.
- The Contractor shall remove the suspected containers/tanks from the excavation and place them in a secure area on the site as directed in the Specifications.
- The sides of the suspected containers/tanks shall be chocked in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements to prevent rolling.
- The outsides of the suspected buried containers/tanks shall be cleaned of all loose material to ensure safe transport.
- The Contractor shall label the suspected containers/tanks in accordance with API 1604 before removal from the site.
- The Contractor shall render the clean suspected containers/tanks unsuitable for future use as required in API 1604.
- The Contractor shall legally dispose of suspected buried containers/tanks and provide the Owner’s Environmental Representative with receipts to verify that the suspected buried containers/tanks and associated piping were properly disposed.
Westchester Environmental can also provide:
- Soil Remediation services
- Surface and sub-surface water monitoring for physical, biological and chemical agents