Current as of: 2010
(a) An application for a permit to operate an underground
storage tank, or for renewal of the permit, shall be made, by the
owner or operator of the tank, or, if there is a CUPA, by the owner
or operator of the unified program facility on which the tank is
located, on a standardized form provided by the local agency. Except
as provided in Section 25404.5, the permit shall be accompanied by
the appropriate fee, as specified in Section 25287. As a condition of
any permit to operate an underground storage tank, the permittee
shall notify the local agency, within the period determined by the
local agency, of any changes in the usage of the underground storage
tank, including the storage of new hazardous substances, changes in
monitoring procedures, and if there has been any unauthorized release
from the underground storage tank, as specified in Section 25294 or
(b) (1) The local agencies shall provide the designee of the board
with copies of the completed permit applications, using forms, an
industry standard computer readable magnetic tape, diskettes, or any
other form in a format acceptable to the board.
(2) The board may enter into a contract with any designee of the
board for the purpose of administering the underground storage tank
permit data base, and reimburse the designee of the board, upon
appropriation by the Legislature, for any costs determined by the
board to have been necessary and incurred pursuant to this section,
including programming, training, maintenance, actual data processing
expenditures, and any incidental costs of the operation of the data
base related to the permitting of underground storage tanks. In
selecting a contractor pursuant to this paragraph, the board shall
consider the fiscal impact upon local agencies of converting to the
data base systems and procedures employed by that contractor. The
permit application information required in subdivision (c) shall be
stored in the data base. The designee of the board shall submit to
the board a quarterly report, including any information required by
the board concerning permit application data. Each local agency shall
provide the designee of the board with a copy of the completed
permit application within 30 days after taking final action on the
(c) The application form shall include, but not be limited to,
requests for the following information:
(1) A description of the age, size, type, location, uses, and
construction of the underground storage tank or tanks.
(2) A list of all the hazardous substances which are or will be
stored in the underground storage tank or tanks, specifying the
hazardous substances for each underground storage tank.
(3) A description of the monitoring program for the underground
(4) The name and address of the person, firm, or corporation which
owns the underground tank system and, if different, the name and
address of the person who operates the underground tank system.
(5) The address of the facility at which the underground tank
system is located.
(6) The name of the person making the application.
(7) The name and 24-hour phone number of the contact person in the
event of an emergency involving the facility.
(8) If the owner or operator of the underground storage tank or
the owner or operator of the unified program facility on which the
tank is located is a public agency, the application shall include the
name of the supervisor of the division, section, or office which
owns or operates the tank or owns or operates the unified program
(9) The State Board of Equalization registration number issued to
the owner of the tank pursuant to Section 50108.1 of the Revenue and
(10) If applicable, the name and address of the owner and, if
different, the operator of the unified program facility on which the
tank is located.
(d) If an underground storage tank is used to store a hazardous
substance which is not listed in the application, as required by
paragraph (2) of subdivision (c), the permittee shall apply for a new
or amended permit within 30 days after commencing the storage of
that hazardous substance.
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