Search
× Search
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks

Tank Defined
Tank Defined
ank Defined3

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, owner or operators of a tank facility may be required to 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:

  • A total aboveground oil storage capacity of 10,000 U.S. gallons or less;
  • No aboveground oil storage containers with a capacity greater than 5,000 U.S. gallons; and
  • No single oil discharge greater than 1,000 gallons, or
  • No two discharges greater than 42 gallons within any 12-month period to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines in the three years before the SPCC plan is certified.

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:

  • A total aboveground oil storage capacity of 10,000 U.S. gallons or less;
  • Any individual aboveground oil container greater than 5,000 gallons
  • No single oil discharge greater than 1,000 gallons, or
  • No two discharges greater than 42 gallons within any 12-month period to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines in the three years before the SPCC plan is certified.

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

Full-Plan Facilities

If your facility does not qualify as either a Tier I or Tier II qualified facility, then you must follow the requirements of 40 CFR 112.7 and subparts B or C of the rule, and have the SPCC Plan certified by a PE.

 

Tank Defined
Tank Defined 
Tank Defined
Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2022 Riverside County Department of Environmental Health
Back To Top