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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Aboveground Storage Tanks

 

Aboveground Storage Tanks

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A tank facility is regulated under APSA if

  • Tank facility has a storage capacity of 1,320 gallons or more of petroleum
  • Tank facility has one or more tanks meeting the definition  of a “tank in an underground area”
  • Tank facility is subject to the federal SPCC rule specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 112
 

What is Required

Tank facilities pay an annual APSA fee to the Unified Program Agency (UPA) and file an annual tank facility statement or a Hazardous Materials Business Plan electronically into the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)

Additionally, each owner or operator of a tank facility must prepare and implement an SPCC Plan that meets federal requirements. Facilities regulated under the ASPA program will be classified into one of three categories based on the largest container size and the total accumulation quantity stored onsite.

 

Tier I Facilities

Facilities must meet the following criteria to be considered APSA Tier I facilities:

  • Must have capacity to store no more than 10,000 gallons of oil
  • Must have no single container with a capacity larger than 5,000 gallons
  • Must have no single discharge to navigable waters or adjacent shorelines exceeding 1,000 gallons and no two discharges, each exceeding 42 gallons within any 12 month period in the past three years.

Tier I facilities may use the EPA-designed template and may self-certify their Plan.

Tier II Facilities

Facilities must meet the following criteria to be considered APSA Tier II facilities:

  • Must have capacity to store no more than 10,000 gallons of oil
  • Must have a single tank or container with a capacity to store greater than 5,000 gallons
  • Must have no single discharge to navigable waters or adjacent shorelines exceeding 1,000 gallons and no two discharges, each exceeding 42 gallons within any 12 month period in the past three years.

Tier II facilities may use the CalCUPA Forum Board designed template and may self-certify their Plan.

Full-Plan Facilities

Facilities that have the capacity to store more than 10,000 gallons of petroleum-based products above ground are considered to be full-plan facilities. These facilities must develop a full SPCC Plan. The Plan must be certified and stamped by a Professional Engineer and be approved by the facility or corporation management.

 

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