Welcome to R&A Risk Professionals

R&A Risk Professionals is recognized nationally as the leader in environmental risk management for the petroleum marketing industry. Since 1999, R&A has been providing independent, third-party compliance inspections for petroleum UST and AST facilities throughout the United States. As an independent, third-party inspector, we do not perform repairs, sell equipment or install equipment. Our inspections are designed to provide an unbiased inspection of all system components. Our inspections necessarily evaluate the quality of the installation work and any repairs that may have occurred. Because we do not install or sell petroleum equipment, we can provide a truly 100% independent evaluation of all facility equipment and operations.

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Spill & Overfill Prevention Requirements   Posted: 02/14/2019

All underground storage tank systems are required to have both spill and overfill prevention, unless the UST never receives more than 25 gallons of product at a time. Some requirements have chan...

Drive Plate Basics   Posted: 02/07/2019

Drive plates, or sumps lids, come in many different sizes and shapes, including square, rectangular, oval, or round. Drive plates offer a layer of protection between the underground storage tank...

Why Preventative Maintenance is Key   Posted: 01/31/2019

UST cleanup costs depend on several factors, including the extent of the contamination and the cleanup standards set by the state. According to the US EPA UST Section, the average cleanup costs ar...

FIT - Frequent Integrity Testing   Posted: 10/11/2018

The Frequent Integrity Test (FIT) method is an annual visual integrity test of underground storage tank (UST) components including overfill devices, containment sumps, and automatic tank gauge (...


Contact Us if you are interested in any of our loss control services:

  • Petroleum UST and AST inspections
  • Walkthrough Inspections
  • 30 day UST inspections (spill prevention equipment and release detection equipment)
  • Annual UST inspections (containment sumps, handheld release detection equipment)
  • Compliance inspections
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Loss Control inspections

R&A has provided UST operator training since before it was mandated by the 2005 Energy Policy Act. Our training meets all the requirements of the USEPA and the new 2015 regulations. R&A also offers an installer course and a compliance inspector course. Click on the links below for more information. We can customize our courses for your needs.

Iowa UST Class A/B Operator Training Course

Iowa UST Compliance Inspector Course

Iowa UST Installer Course

Iowa UST Remover Course


R&A staff have managed over 10,000 environmental claims throughout the United States. We provide oversight for private companies, state programs and insurance companies.

Click here to learn more about our environmental claims management services.