Buffalo State College Underground Fuel Oil Tank Inspection

Buffalo, NY

Project Objective

This project’s objective was to provide complete services for the inspection and evaluation of underground fuel oil storage tanks at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo State campus.

Unique Project Features

Because the aboveground oil storage capacity of the facility is over 10,000 gallons, Buffalo State College could not self-certify their SPCC Plan under §112.3(g)(1). Therefore, it was required to be prepared by a Professional Engineer in accordance with 40 CFR 112.

Encorus Group Solution

Site visits were performed to observe partial excavation of the tanks, visual and ultrasonic testing of tanks, and engineering evaluation of tanks against New York State petroleum bulk storage requirements.

In addition, Encorus assisted the client in updating their Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP), which included a Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan (HMCP) and a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Site visits for the inspection and evaluation of underground fuel oil tanks
  • Updates to ICP, including hazardous materials storage and management sections, oil storage containment and delivery procedures, oil tank and container inspection, testing preventative maintenance procedures as related to oil and bulk storage containers, facilities diagrams
  • SPCC Plan review and revision
  • Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan (HMCP) review and revision
  • Tank inspection and certification services