A site check involves sampling soil, groundwater, or a combination of both, from an area where a release may have occurred. When the Division suspects that a release may have occurred from any portion of a UST system, a site check will be required. Releases most often occur from dispensers or spill buckets. If a request has been made to perform a site check, collect the appropriate sample using the approved sampling techniques found in the Underground Storage Tank Assessment Guidelines (pdf) and Analytical Methodology for Groundwater and Soil Assessment Guidelines (pdf) . Be sure to dispose of any contaminated soil or water properly. Once the sample is taken, and sent to a certified lab for analysis, results should be submitted to the Division.
If collecting a sample from the suspected release is not physically possible, please contact the Division for further guidance on where a sample can be taken.
The following information should be included in the final report: