New Rules for Underground Storage Tanks

New Rules for Underground Storage Tanks

January is fast approaching, so it seems appropriate to remind everyone about the new rules for sites with Underground Storage Tanks. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released these new regulations some time ago, but they will come into effect in January 2021. As your chosen Petroleum Services Company in Central Texas, PumpTex has been hard at work preparing a process to remove the stress and confusion you may feel when meeting the new regulations. There is still time to make the changes you need to become compliant. It is part of our commitment to you as a Petroleum Services Company in Central Texas to make sure you stay informed, compliant, and ultimately, profitable.

You can download the updated TCEQ rules for underground storage tanks here.

A Summary of the New Regulations

There is a lot of information to digest, and it can seem a little overwhelming. That’s why we recommend leaving it to the experts and hiring a Petroleum Services Company in Central Texas to make sure you are abiding by the rules. However, here is a brief summary of the key points that need to be followed:

  • You must annually test release detection equipment, including automatic tank gauges, probes and sensors, automatic line leak detectors, vacuum pumps and pressure gauges, groundwater, and vapor monitoring equipment.
  • You must perform periodic testing and inspection of spill prevention equipment and containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring.
  • You must perform walkthrough inspections of spill prevention equipment (spill buckets) and release detection equipment every 30 days.

These are just a few of the requirements that are necessary as of January 1, 2021, if you have an Underground Storage Tanks. PumpTex can carry out all of these tasks and more as your chosen Petroleum Services Company in Central Texas. Give us a call today at 888-906-PUMP (7867) or email

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