Veterans Administration

ACT Safe, LLC provided Underground Storage Tank (UST) assessment / investigation and Abandonment in Place services for the Veterans Administration November 2016 – March 2017 at its Hines, Illinois location.

We make restoration and  decontamination look easy.

  • Obtain Illinois State Fire Marshal, Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety permits.

  • Schedule a J.U.L.I.E. meet to locate underground utilities in the areas of the soil borings and site mobilization of personnel and equipment.

  • Install soil borings to appropriate depths.

  • Collect soil samples from each boring under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Geologist (LPG).

  • Utilize a photo ionization detector (PID) to field screen samples.

  • Record geological data on a boring log to be reviewed by the LPG.

  • Submit representative soil samples from borings adjacent to the UST systems to a certified laboratory for analysis of fuel compounds (BTEX & PNA’s).

  • Decontaminate drilling and sampling equipment prior to use and between each boring.

  • Restore site conditions to match original conditions (top soil with grass seed for tire tracks).

  • Complete OSFM UST site assessment forms and associated tank abandonment paperwork after lab results are obtained.

  • Submit all completed and approved documents to the COR upon completion of services

  • Obtain OSFM tank abandonment permit, fees, & licenses.

  • Mobilized equipment and personnel and cordon off the perimeter of the work area.

  • Removed any piping associated with the tank back to the nearest joint inside the building per OSFM directive.  Flange off piping with appropriate class flange and gasket sets.

  • Removed any residual heating oil left inside the tank.

  • Properly clean the tank with pressurized steam cleaner (if necessary) IAW Confined Space Entry (29 CFR 1910.146).

  • Collected waste liquids and dispose of IAW all applicable regulations.

  • Properly filled UST with an approved flowable fill.

  • Restored site conditions to match original conditions.

  • Submitted all completed and approved documents to the COR upon completion of services.