Path Forward is a highly experienced team that provides expert assistance with the removal and remediation of underground storage tanks (USTs) in California. This includes overseeing underground storage tank removal. USTs can be found in a variety of settings, including service stations, residential properties, and industrial manufacturing facilities. These tanks are typically used to store petroleum products, such as gasoline and diesel fuel, and can pose a serious threat to public health and the environment if they leak or fail. In select cases, USTs contain other chemicals such as manufacturing wastes or solvents.
Underground Storage Tank Removal and Remediation
The Path Forward team is well-versed in the California Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Manual (LUFT Manual), which outlines the proper procedures for the underground storage tank removal in the state. Additionally, the team is familiar with regional-specific Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) and local protocols, ensuring that each removal is performed in compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements.
When contamination associated with USTs is observed, Path Forward takes a proactive and reactive approach to interim remedial actions. This can include soil and groundwater remediation during the removal process, which helps to mitigate any potential environmental damage caused by the tank. The team is highly skilled in environmental risk assessments, which are critical for ensuring that all potential sources of contamination are identified and addressed.
Low-Threat Closure Policy
One of the key goals of Path Forward is to move UST cases to closure as efficiently and effectively as possible. This can be achieved through follow-up remediation or by demonstrating that conditions meet the closure criteria specified in the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Low-Threat Underground Storage Tank Case Closure Policy (Low-Threat Closure Policy, LTCP). The LTCP provides a framework for assessing and closing UST cases that pose a low risk to human health and the environment, and the Path Forward team is well-versed in navigating this policy to ensure that cases are closed in a timely and appropriate manner.
Overall, the Path Forward team provides comprehensive and expert assistance with the removal and remediation of USTs in California. With their extensive knowledge of regulations, protocols, and best practices, the team is able to ensure that all UST removals are performed safely, effectively, and in compliance with all applicable requirements.