Underground Storage Tank Removal Service

Underground Storage Tank Removal Service

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CommTank has been providing underground storage tank (UST) removals, underground tank closures-in-place, and UST replacement services in New England for over 20-years. We've successfully removed underground tanks for thousands of businesses ranging from 500 to 30,000-gallon tanks. When comparing services there are many benefits to hiring an experienced underground tank removal contractor. A properly removed underground tank can expedite real estate transactions, 21E Site Assessments, and remove the UST record from the state's database. We follow Massachusetts 527 CMR 9.0 K for underground tank removals, and 310 CMR 40 for the assessment of soils around the tank. Our environmental technicians take samples from the excavation sidewalls, pit bottom, and areas surrounding removed piping. A lab analysis of the soil can be provided if needed, and all waste generated during the removal is properly disposed of using a hazardous waste manifest. We provide a detailed tank closure report and submit a UST FP-290R form to the state and fire department so that your tank is on record as being removed.

Safety is our number one priority when removing underground storage tanks. Our employees are trained in OSHA Hazwoper and Confined Space Entry. We notify the local fire department in advance of every job, prepare confined space entry permits and health and safety plans, provide a dig-safe of the property and ensure that all fuel and chemical vapors are properly displaced before cutting and entering a tank.

UST Closure-in-place

We also provide UST closure-in-place services on the rare occasion that the building, walkways, utilities, or other structures on site would be at risk of damage. After performing a site visit, your project manager will assess the costs, risks, and recommend the best approach. When a tank-closure-in-place is required, a structural engineer will provide a written recommendation, and submit it to the fire department for approval. We offer underground tank replacement services in situations where space required for installing an aboveground tank is limited. Setbacks defined by fire safety codes for gasoline tanks, limited parking, or minimal site footprints are examples of circumstances that would justify the replacement of an underground tank with a new one. Please see our UST Installation page for installation requirements and our products area for tank specifications.

CommTank is your source for reasonable pricing and professional service. We have excellent working relationships with licensed site professionals (LSPs) that will oversee your project if needed, and partners in the construction industry for assistant in structural repair. Protecting your property’s appearance is important to us and we promise to completely restore the site to its original condition.


Single-Wall Underground Tank Removal Requirements

According to Massachusetts 310 CMR 80.15, all single-walled steel tanks must be closed in place or removed by August 7, 2017, except consumptive use tanks and tanks that were relined prior to August 2007 with a valid warranty. MassDEP does not require single-walled steel tanks wrapped with fiberglass/aramid, carbon fiber, and plastic compounds to be removed by August 7, 2017. They are not considered single-wall underground tanks by the MassDEP.

New Hampshire required that all single-wall steel underground tanks be removed by December 22, 2015, to be in compliance with the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rule Env-Or 401. Any part of an existing single-wall UST system that contains a regulated substance and does not have secondary containment and leak monitoring must be removed. Vent piping is the only exception to this requirement.

For examples of our work please see the underground tank removal projects section of our website.

Contact CommTank today for expert underground storage tank removals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire: 1-800-628-8260