Absolute Tank Testing, Inc. will obtain three to four samples by means of hand borings from the perimeter the residential UST. Samples will be extracted at depths greater that the depth the bottom of the tank. If the tank is located under concrete or asphalt permission will be required from the homeowner to drill. The samples are then combined to form one composite sample, which will be sent to a State certified laboratory for analysis using EPA method ETPH (extractable total petroleum hydrocarbons) for Connecticut locations and the “NY Stars” EPA method 8021 & 8270 (volatiles & semi-volatiles) for New York locations. Results are usually available within three business days for Connecticut customers and five to seven business days for New York Customers. A quicker turn around time is available for an additional charge.