West Virginia – Interim Guidance for Certification of Annual Inspection of AST Systems

As of this year, all aboveground storage tanks (AST) in West Virginia must be inspected on or before January 1st, 2015. Once we reviewed the Interim Guidance for Certification of Annual Inspection of AST Systems, we prepared our lineup of technicians to help your company get these inspections done as soon as possible. This interim certification states that all tanks above 1,320 gallons, regardless of contents, must be inspected on or before January 1st, 2015. This new law comes shortly after the 2014 Elk River chemical spill which contaminated the drinking water of 300,000+ citizens.

Above Ground Storage Tanks

Above Ground Storage Tanks

As you can see on the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s website:

“The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has developed Interim Certification Forms to assist the regulated community in complying with the annual inspection and certification requirements of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act at W.Va. Code § 22-30-6. Every owner or operator of an aboveground storage tank subject to the Act shall have an annual inspection of each tank performed by a professional engineer registered with the WV State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers or a qualified person working under the direct supervision of a registered professional engineer, or by an individual certified to perform tank inspections by the American Petroleum Institute (API) or the Steel Tank Institute (STI).”

It also states that every owner or operator shall submit a certification from an individual certified to perform tank inspections by the API or the STI documenting that each AST system was inspected and meets the minimum required standards established in the Act. Steel City NDTUltrasonic Testing: A Brief Overview. Read more ... » LLC has certified several technicians and we are ready to inspect!

Steel City NDT LLC has also retrieved the following documents to show you that we are prepared to perform these inspections today!: