Hughs Mechanical

MA Third Party Inspection

MA Third Party Inspection​

At Hugh’s Mechanical Equipment, we take great pride in our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level of superior customer service to each and every client. Our team of experienced technicians serves as reputable Third-Party Inspectors, readily available to conduct compliance inspections for your convenience.
In accordance with the regulatory requirements in Massachusetts, owners/operators of most underground storage tanks (USTs) are mandated to have their USTs and associated piping inspected by Third-Party Inspectors before August 8, 2010.
As professional Third-Party Inspectors, we perform meticulous inspections of underground storage tanks and piping systems. Our comprehensive inspections entail:
1. Verifying the adequacy, presence, and functionality of various systems, including corrosion protection, overfill prevention, spill prevention, tank and piping release detection, and secondary containment.

2. Methodically documenting the inspection results on-site.

3. Reviewing facility record keeping ensuring compliance with UST Program requirements. This includes assessing current licenses, insurance coverage, permits, registration forms, copies of manufacturers’ operating instructions, current inspection reports, and testing records.

4. Submitting detailed reports on our findings to the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

5. Transmitting one copy of the inspection form to the Head of the Fire Department and another copy to the Massachusetts DEP within 14 business days following the completion of the inspection. It is crucial to adhere to this timeline.
It is important to note that all reports must be submitted to MassDEP using the designated Third-Party Underground Storage Tank Inspection Report (FP-289) form.
To ensure utmost objectivity and avoid any potential conflicts of interest, Third-Party Inspectors must adhere to the following restrictions:
1. They must not be owners or operators of the USTs they are inspecting.
2. They must not be employees of the owners or operators of the USTs they are inspecting.
3. They must not have daily responsibilities for the USTs they are inspecting.
By entrusting Hugh’s Mechanical Equipment as your chosen Third-Party Inspectors, you can be assured of our professionalism, integrity, and dedication to compliance and regulatory standards.
How often do I need an inspection?
Inspections are required upon installation of new USTs, and every three years for existing USTs.
Who qualifies to be a Third-Party Inspector?
A Massachusetts Third-Party Inspector is someone who has (a) completed training required by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and (b) holds at least one of the following credentials:
• Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
• Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (LSP)
• UST inspector certification issued by an independent organization (such as the International Code Council or New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission)

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