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Former Enforcement Manager Of The Underground Storage Tank Division Of The Virginia Department Of Environmental Quality
If you are an owner or operator of an underground storage tank or underground storage tank system, we do not have to tell you that you are under constant scrutiny by state and local government agents. The number of daily, monthly, yearly and other requirements related to petroleum USTs and other UST systems can sometimes be more than the average operator can understand, much less perform. The obligations that accompany UST ownership include UST testing for both leaks and corrosion protection, UST piping testing for both leaks and corrosion protection, UST financial responsibility requirements including UST insurance, and many other issues related to category a b and c UST systems.
Other considerations that must be analyzed are leaking USTs, lawsuits against petroleum UST owners and operators, petroleum UST release compensation fund access and others.
If you are inspected and found to be in noncompliance with the UST laws and regulations, either federal or state, you can count on the attorneys and the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. to analyze your situation and ensure you get a fair and just resolution to your UST problems. Additionally, if you have a spilling UST you should not delay in calling the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. to guide you through the intricacies of the reimbursement process. You can contact us online or call us – 855-696-3348
Alternatively, if you have been impacted by a nearby spilling UST the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. can help you to secure payment for your injuries in the petroleum UST release compensation fund available to you.
In 2005, the Bush administration passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that included an entirely new set of UST rules including secondary containment, operator training, delivery prohibition and many others. This modification of UST laws and regulations is arguably the largest overhaul since the original passage of the law 20 years ago. This means that the UST regulatory environment will be in constant flux and owners and operators of USTs and UST systems need expert representation to ensure that the old and new obligations are not interpreted in a manner that will favor the businesses involved in the UST industry.
Wallace W. Brittle, Jr. is an environmental lawyer with the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. who has spent a considerable portion of his career dealing with issues involving UST regulations, spilling USTs and all facets of UST policy. Mr. Brittle is a former enforcement manager of the UST division of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality where he oversaw all enforcement of UST laws and regulations. He knows what a fair outcome in your case can be and is willing to fight to make sure his clients get the best possible treatment from government regulators. B