Underground Storage Tanks
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All California businesses with underground storage tanks are subject to the regulations in Chapter 6.7 of the California Health and Safety Code and Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). In the past, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works administered these regulations through their Waste Mangagement Division. On July 1, 1997 the City of Santa Fe Springs was authorized by the State of California to administer these regulations under the authority granted as a Certified Unified Program Agency. As a result, the City of Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue is now the lead agency for the UST Program.
The UST Program permits and inspects USTs within the City of Santa Fe Springs. The EPD also regulates all unauthorized releases from USTs. The goal of the UST Program is to protect the public, the environment (air, soil, and groundwater) and UST owners/operators by ensuring that UST facities are permitted, designed/installed/modified, operating and when necessary, closed in compliance with local/state/federal requirements.
What's new? Check out the link below (CA Air Resources Board) to find out what gasoline dispensing facilities, local permitting agencies and contractors need to know about Enhanced Vapor Recovery. Deadline: April 1, 2009.