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Main Title Approach for Development Site-Specific Lateral and Vertical Inclusion Zones within which Structures Should be Evaluated for Petroleum Vapor Intrusion due to Releases of Motor Fuel from Underground Storage Tanks.
Author J. T. Wilson ; J. W. Weaver ; H. White
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Underground Storage Tanks.
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-13-047
Stock Number PB2013-109893
Additional Subjects Petroleum ; Vapors ; Intrusion ; Fuel tanks ; Motor fuels ; Underground storage ; Buildings ; Contamination ; Crude oil ; Environmental exposure ; Evaluation ; Ground water ; Hazardous materials ; Hydrocarbons ; Leaks ; Risk
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-109893 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/17/2014
Collation 35p
Buildings may be at risk from Petroleum Vapor Intrusion (PVI) when they overlie petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in the unsaturated zone or dissolved contamination in ground water. The U.S. EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) is preparing Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites. The OUST guidance provides general screening criteria that can be used to identify structures that are at risk from PVI. The criteria are used to determine if a structure is included within a lateral or vertical zone where proximity to the contaminant might make the building vulnerable to PVI. If the structure is within a lateral or vertical inclusion zone, then additional investigation is necessary to evaluate and manage exposure to the vapors. This Issue Paper contains technical suggestions and recommendations proposed by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development for applying the criteria provided in the OUST guidance. The Issue paper provides a graphical approach to define a lateral inclusion zone based on the proximity of a structure to the presumed maximum extent of contamination.