Secondary Containment, Delivery Prohibition & Operator Training

The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 required states accepting federal funding for their UST programs to make certain changes to those programs. Some of these changes required a revision to Virginia’s UST regulation 9VAC25-580. Specifically, these changes impose new requirements in three areas:

  1.  require secondary containment for certain tanks;
  2.  prohibit delivery to certain non-compliant tanks; and
  3.  require training for certain classes of UST operators.

Secondary Containment

Secondary containment (e.g., double-walled tanks and pipe) is required for any new and replaced UST systems installed within 1,000 feet of a public water supply or potable well—which in effect means virtually all new or replaced USTs must have secondary containment.

Each new motor fuel dispenser system must have under-dispenser containment. If an existing motor fuel dispenser system is replaced, under-dispenser containment is required if any piping component is modified (e.g., flexible piping connectors). These requirements do not apply to repairs meant to restore an underground tank, pipe, or dispenser to operating condition. If more than 50% of the length of a piping run is replaced, then the entire piping run must be secondarily contained.

UST systems (tank and/or piping) installed after September 15, 2010 are required to perform monthly interstitial monitoring for release detection. The interstitial space between the inner and outer walls of the tank and piping must be monitored monthly. A monthly record of the interstitial monitoring must be kept for 12 months and provided to the UST inspector upon inspection.

All new UST system (tank and pipe) equipment vendors and installers must be alert to this change—no new or replaced single-walled tanks or single-walled piping will meet UST regulation requirements after September 15, 2010. NOTE: During the transition period as installations occur around the September 15 effective date, single-walled tank/pipe work already under signed contract may proceed as designed and contracted.

For additional information regarding these requirements:

Section 12 of the Storage Tank Program Compliance Manual Volume 3: Underground Storage Tank Inspections (Guidance Document # LPR-SRR-2016-03) provides guidance regarding secondary containment requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Russ Ellison at Russell.Ellison@deq.virginia.gov or (804) 698-4269

Alicia Meadows at Alicia.Meadows@deq.virginia.gov or (540) 562-6729

Operator Training

An operator training program requires UST operators (Class A, B, & C) to be trained by August 8, 2012. As UST operator training is required nationally, many vendors provide testing and training that will properly educate UST operators about how to maintain compliant tank systems and how to recognize and respond to problems associated with leaking USTs. DEQ UST inspectors will ask for proof of completion of operator training after the August 8, 2012 deadline as a part of their routine UST inspections.

The UST owner should document their Class A, B, and C operators and ensure all operators obtain a training certificate from an approved training program to document successful training completion.

All Class A or Class B training programs should obtain approval through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. A training approval form is currently under development and will be placed on the website as soon as it is finalized.

Virginia DEQ will recognize successful completion of Class A and Class B operator training that is consistent with the Federal EPA requirements (40 CFR Part 280) which is recognized by another state and approved by EPA as meeting operator training grant guidelines.

Class C training programs will be verified by the compliance inspector at the time of the inspection, and thus, do not need to submit information for approval.

Additional Information:

Section 13 of the Storage Tank Program Compliance Manual Volume 3: Underground Storage Tank Inspections (Guidance Document # LPR-SRR-2016-03) provides guidance regarding operator training requirements.

List of Approved Providers  

If you have any questions please contact:

Alicia Meadows at Alicia.Meadows@deq.virginia.gov or (540) 562-6729.

Delivery Prohibition (REDTAG)

The delivery prohibition (“red tag”) program provides added incentive for UST owner/operators to maintain compliant tank systems. Red tags are placed on the fill(s) of noncompliant tanks and prevent delivery of fuel. Non-compliant UST owners are notified through an Informal Fact Finding meeting with DEQ prior to any red tagging of their tanks. DEQ's website lists the red tagged tanks for fuel deliverers to check prior to planning any delivery. The Delivery Prohibition Factsheet can be found at the following link: Delivery Prohibition Fact Sheet  The Delivery Prohibition Guidance information can be found at the following link: Delivery Prohibition Guidance LPR-SRR-2014-02

Join the DEQ REDTAG email list: if you would like to be notified by email when a REDTAG is issued to a facility in Virginia, please contact Alicia Meadows.

List of Facilities Subject to Delivery Prohibition/Red Tag

List Last Updated 4/8/2019

Site #1

  • Gunz Grocery and Deli
  • 2032 Cedar Valley Drive
  • Cedar Bluff, Virginia
  • FAC ID: 1015321
  • Tag Date: 11/22/2010
    • Product Stored: Midgrade unleaded gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 8,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 6
    • Product Stored: Super unleaded gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 7

Site #2 

  • Colonial Texaco
  • 13022 James Madison Hwy.
  • Orange, Virginia
  • FAC ID: 3014395
  • Tag Date: 12/13/2010
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal): 20,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #6
    • REDTAG #: 12 & 13

Site #3

  • Devyn’s Market and Grill
  • 1781 Centerville Road
  • Axton, Virginia
  • FAC ID: 7028104
  • Tag Date: 10/13/2011
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 14
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 15
       
    • Product Stored:Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal):1,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 16

Site #4

  • Beach Service Center
  • 823 Colonial Avenue
  • Colonial Beach, Virginia
  • FAC ID: 4002001
  • Tag Date: 11/28/2011
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 3,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 29
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 3,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 30
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 3,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 31
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal): 550 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #4
    • REDTAG #: 37
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal): 550 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #5
    • REDTAG #: 38

Site #5

  • Campbell Brothers Exxon
  • 529 Norfolk Avenue
  • Bristol, VA
  • FAC ID: 1018884
  • Tag Date: 7/3/2013
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 2,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #6
    • REDTAG #: 41
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 2,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #7
    • REDTAG #: 42
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 2,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #8
    • REDTAG #: 43

 Site #6

  • Hilton Food Center
  • 120 AP Carter Highway
  • Hiltons, VA
  • FAC ID: 1011385
  • Tag Date: 7/3/2013
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 10,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 55
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 56
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 5,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 57

Site #7

  • Miller's Food Mart
  • 4325 Gate City Highway
  • Bristol, VA
  • FAC Id: 1014179
  • Tag Date: 7/3/2013
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 8,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 52
     
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 6,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 53
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 6,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 54

 Site #8

  • Randolph's General Merchandise
  • 5658 Glad Road
  • Schuyler, VA
  • FAC ID: 6016576
  • Tag Date: 6/23/2015
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 3,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1C
    • REDTAG #:  61
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 3,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2C
    • REDTAG #: 62

Site #9

  • Vienna BP
  • 200 E Maple Avenue
  • Vienna, Virginia
  • FAC ID: 3003647
  • Tag Date: 10/28/2015
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 10,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 40
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 10,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 44

Site #10

  • Turpin Mini Mart
  • 10472 Wards Road
  • Rustburg, Virginia
  • FAC ID: 7020403
  • Tag Date: 11/20/2015
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 8,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 003
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 005
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal): 3,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 073
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size (Gal): 10,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #5
    • REDTAG #: 074

Site #11

  • Cooties Place
  • 163 Dry Branch Road
  • Churchville, Virginia
  • FAC Id: 6003992
  • Tag Date: 02/10/2016
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 63
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size (Gal): 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 64

Site #12

  • Naff's Country Store & Grill
  • 8251 Henry Road
  • Henry, VA
  • FAC ID: 2013696
  • Tag Date: 9/22/2016
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 6,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG#: 0086
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size: 6,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 0087
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 6,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 0088

Site #13

  • Parks Auto Service
  • 7610 Lee Highway
  • Falls Church, VA
  • FAC ID: 30006308
  • Tag Date: 4/12/2017
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 8,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #5
    • REDTAG #: 47
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 8,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #6
    • REDTAG #: 48
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 8,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #7
    • REDTAG #: 49

Site #14

  • Brown's Gas
  • 15145 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Woodford, VA
  • FAC ID: 3014051
  • Tag Date: 4/25/2017
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 94
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #7
    • REDTAG #: 95

Site #15

  • BK Buffalos
  • 7334 Hwy 49
  • Buffalo Junction, VA
  • FAC ID: 7042130
  • Tag Date: 8/16/2017
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: unknown
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 098
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: unknown
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 099
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: unknown
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 100

Site #16

  • The Market at Cranesnest
  • 5722 Cranes Nest Road
  • Coeburn, VA
  • FAC ID: 1026175
  • Tag Date: 1/11/2018
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 12,000 gal
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG#: 120
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 12,000 gal
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG#: 121
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size: 12,000 gal
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG#: 122
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size: 12,000 gal
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #4
    • REDTAG#: 123
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gal
    • DEQ tank #: Tank #5
    • REDTAG#: 124

Site #17

  • JP Market
  • 6103 Nine Mile Road
  • Richmond, VA
  • FAC ID: 4011247
  • Tag Date: 2/9/2018
    • Product Stored: Kerosene
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #4
    • REDTAG #: 128

Site #18

  • The Junction
  • 2851 Patrick Henry Highway
  • Piney River, VA
  • FAC ID: 6039489
  • Tag Date: 9/19/2018
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #1
    • REDTAG #: 
       
    • Product Stored: Gasoline
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #2
    • REDTAG #: 
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #3
    • REDTAG #: 
       
    • Product Stored: Diesel
    • Tank Size: 4,000 gallon
    • DEQ Tank #: Tank #4
    • REDTAG #:

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