Storage Tank Closure Assessment
Underground and above-ground storage tanks containing No. 2 heating oils with capacities below 1100 gallons are not regulated by the NYSDEC, Suffolk County Department of Health, and Nassau County Department of Health.
The NYSDEC and all respective localities must be informed prior to removing all registered and unregistered tanks. A 30-day pre-work notification must be submitted to the NYSDEC prior to the commencement of your tank removal.
Prior to your tank removal, it should be emptied, vented, and cut open. Once the tank is cut open, the interior should be cleaned. The tank can then be removed with a backhoe. All associated vent and fill pipes should also be removed at this time.
Finally, the tank should be transported to a metal recycling facility. A copy of the manifest should be included in the tank closure report.
Project times typically do not exceed 2 days (depending on size), and residential 275-gallon tanks only take about half a day to remove.
Do you need an underground or above-ground tank removed? Alpha-Hydro Environmental Inc. has performed several tank removals throughout NYC and Long Island. Contact us today for a consultation.