Fuel Storage Tanks
A fuel storage tank can be an underground storage tank (UST) or an above ground storage tank (AST).
HOME HEATING OIL TANKS
Home heating oil tanks can vary in size from 275-gallons to over 1,000-gallons. The size of the tank is sometimes dependent on the age of the house, the size of the house, and the homeowner’s personal oil consumption.
PETROLEUM BULK STORAGE SERVICES
Northeast Environmental, Inc. also offer PBS services to our clients in the Westchester County area whose tanks are over 1,100-gallons and fall under the Westchester County Department of Health’s PBS Requirements. While many PBS sites are generally commercial properties, some residential properties with tanks over 1,100 are PBS sites.
Home heating oil tanks can vary in size, from 275-gallons to over 1,000-gallons. The size of the tank is sometimes dependent on the age of the house, the size of the house, and the homeowner’s personal oil consumption.
Northeast Environmental’s tank installations are performed by following the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 31, State Fire Code and local standards.
Northeast Environmental, Inc. uses Highland tanks or Roth tanks for our tank installations. Product information on these tanks can be accessed by visiting their websites at www.highlandtank.com or www.roth-usa.com.
Northeast Environmental installs tanks underground or above-ground, depending on our customer's request or local municipality requirements. Contrary to what some people may think, underground tank installation is still performed and allowed in many municipalities. As with most man-made products, nothing is meant to last a lifetime, including your oil tank. Even above ground tanks will require replacement at some point in time.
General Municipality Information
As of 2018, in most Westchester County municipalities, a work permit must be filed with either the Building Department and/or the Fire Department prior to the commencement of any tank work. On the scheduled work date, soil samples and inspections may also be required. Upon final completion of the work, it is required that all permits are closed out in writing along with supporting documentation (i.e. all manifests and soil analytic results).
For information on the requirements in the municipality where you live, feel free to contact our office.