Storage tank owners should verify which activities a person is certified to conduct before employing his or her services. For example, a person certified only to conduct an underground tank removal cannot perform a tank installation.
Owners / operators are encouraged to obtain bids from several contractors. Once an inspector, installer or tank handler is chosen, obtain a written contract that describes the work to be performed and what will happen if unplanned events occur, such as discovery of additional tanks or contaminated soil, or compliance violations, etc.
A list of certified companies and individuals providing petroleum services can be found on the Iowa Licensed UST Professionals website.