NSPE Submits Public Comment on West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Rule Affecting Professional Engineers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

On January 15, NSPE submitted a public comment in conjunction with the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers on proposed rules for aboveground storage tanks, stressing the importance of using qualified PEs for the required inspections (and reminding them that this is also precisely what state law requires). NSPE commends the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for its recognition of the important role PEs play in the inspection, certification, and maintenance of aboveground storage tanks. However, NSPE expressed serious concerns that the proposed rule also allowed certain non-engineers to perform these engineering services. NSPE urged the West Virginia DEP to amend the final rule to allow only PEs to perform the practice of engineering as defined under West Virginia Statute. Learn more (PDF)