DOLTON, Ill. — During the second week of July, I received a notice from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) that stated all underground storage tank facilities were required to fulfill training requirements. The news to me was the date by which we were to comply—we had three weeks. I quickly faxed the memo over to the safety and compliance company we retain and asked their representatives to find out where and how we could complete the necessary training course.
We still have underground storage tanks for our solvents. The tanks were installed during our removal of older tanks in a previous cleanup requirement several years ago. Businesses greatly impacted by the new mandate are gasoline stations.