-For Non-Regulated Heating Oil Tanks-
There are several scenarios where soil sampling could be required or requested:
- Prior to purchase of property
- After tank has been removed from ground or abandoned in place
- When tank is known to have leaked
In many towns and counties, it is mandatory to obtain at least one soil sample from beneath a buried oil tank whether it is removed or abandoned.
In other cases, lending institutions, insurance companies, or property purchasers request soil samples prior to transfer of property.
All soil samples are properly collected, containerized, and delivered to a New Jersey certified laboratory for analysis. When concentrations have been determined, a report is generated detailing the findings. This documentation should be saved for future reference or presentation to an institution, buyer, or local or state agency.
For more info, please see our Oil Tank FAQs.