• Customer Question: Does the EPA Allow New Oil to Be Stored Outside of Secondary Containment?
  • Karen

    Karen D. Hamel CSP, CET, WACH, is a regulatory compliance professional, trainer and technical writer. She has more than 25 years of experience helping EHS professionals find solutions to meet EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations and has had more than 200 articles published on a variety of EHS topics. Karen is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Environmental health and Safety Trainer (CET), Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH), OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer and hazmat technician. She serves on the Blair County, PA LEPC. Her specialties include a wide variety of environmental, safety, emergency response, risk management, DOT and NIMS topics. She conducts trainings and seminars at national conferences and webinars for several national organizations. For regulation or product information, we can be reached at 1-800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) or by email at xtechnical@newpig.com.

  • OilQuestionssays:
    07/15/2019 at 1:26 pm Reply

    How about opened drums of new oil? What is the requirement here?

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      07/24/2019 at 3:32 pm Reply

      Hi there, if there is a potential for a spill of this oil to leave your property and pollute waters of the United States, EPA’s Stormwater Regulations would apply. Thanks for your question!

  • Darsi Cranesays:
    06/17/2020 at 9:14 am Reply

    Dear Ms. Karen Hamel,

    Sincerely appreciate your guidance and time. Question came up if storing new oil drums outisde requires secondary containment. Absolutely answered our question with references. We learned something new today, 17 June 2020. We sincerely appreciate you, keep safe and healthy!

    Warmest Regards,
    Darsi Crane

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