Petroleum Storage Tank Services

AST/ UST Compliance, Installations, Upgrades, and Removal from Service

CRG provides detailed compliance inspections and personnel training to assist in risk management, pollution prevention, and regulatory compliance. CRG maintains TCEQ Class A and Class B Licensed On-Site Supervisors to oversee every project thus maintaining safety, quality control, regulatory compliance, and high ethical integrity throughout the entire process.

From the beginning stages involving underground utility locates, local Fire Marshall permitting, and TCEQ Construction Notification phase to the Release Determination and Corrective Action Phases, to LPST case closures, our stakeholders can rest at ease knowing that CRG Texas will follow the necessary steps to deliver a high quality and successful project.

Certified and Licensed Professionals

CRG Texas is licensed by the TCEQ as a Registered Corrective Action Specialist (RCAS), with licensed Corrective Action Project managers on staff to develop your leaking petroleum storage tank case solutions. CRG Texas also is licensed as a Class B petroleum storage tank contractor with licensed on site supervisors for the installation and removal of PST systems in Texas.

Above Storage Tank AST and Underground Storage Tank UST

CRG Texas also has extensive experience in Above Storage Tank AST and Underground Storage Tank UST system design, permitting, registration, installations and upgrades, and removals and in-place closures.

Our petroleum storage Tank Compliance and Assistance Programs provide information and assistance to tank owners and others regarding:

  • Equipment Compliance Inspections, Audits, and Recordkeeping Reviews
  • Class A and Class B Operator Training
  • Overfill, Overspill, Release Detection, and Construction Inspection
  • Release Determination and Corrective Action
  • Regulatory Agency Case Closure

Ghost Tanks

Ghost tanks are tanks that are discovered during construction work, site inspections, and other activities, that are suspected to have been used for petroleum or hazardous chemicals or waste. Ghost tanks are regularly found during roadway and underground utilities construction.

The TCEQ and other agencies require identification of the chemicals through process knowledge or sampling and laboratory chemical analysis.

Ghost tanks may be located is suspected by using magnetometer and ground penetrating radar, and also by field locating using excavation equipment.

CRG Texas provides magnetometer and GPR surveys to search and/or locate suspected ghost tanks. CRG Texas also provides physical locates and removal, sampling/ lab analysis, and agency reporting.

Quick Response to PSTs

CRG Texas was called upon by a national retail convenience store chain customer to address gasoline flowing from their dispensers toward a fast food restaurant. Upon arrival, CRG Texas quarantined the area, coordinated with the local fire and police officials, isolated the fuel spill, and began initial abatement. Light non-aqueous phase liquid was recovered using mobile dual phase extraction (MDPE) at recovery wells installed at the site. The LPST case was closed in less than one year.

Environmental Tanks Tips

Petroleum releases all too often go left un-noticed until it is too late for your release prevention and detection tools to assist. Remember to check yours overfill, overspill, and release detection equipment monthly at a minimum in order to reduce the chances of a petroleum release.

Here are a few tips to help:

  • Check the spill buckets and containment sumps monthly, instead of every 2 months
  • Check the spill buckets for cracks, holes, or other loose connections
  • Check the tank hold observation wells for the presence of product every 6 months
  • Make sure your release detection equipment passes leak checks monthly