Underground Storage Tank (UST)

The requirements cover:

  • equipment specifications and installation;
  • permitting;
  • release prevention;
  • release detection;
  • corrosion protection;
  • inspection and repair;
  • record-keeping;
  • owner and operator responsibilities;
  • designated operator;
  • financial responsibility;
  • temporary closure; and
  • removal and disposal of the tanks. A separate Permit to Operate Underground Storage Tank(s) is issued by the Hazardous Materials Office to a UST owner or operator after an inspection has verified compliance with all applicable regulations. This permit is valid only for one year and another verification inspection is required for renewal.

California State Water Board UST Regulations
California State Water Board UST Program

UST Reporting Requirements for CERS:
California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)

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