The purpose of this program is to ensure that hazardous substances stored in underground storage tanks (UST) are not released into the environment, which could reach the groundwater. The HMS staff inspect USTs for compliance with the requirements, including applicable portions of the California Fire Code. Installation, modifications (including repairs) and closures are all permitted by the HMS.
Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Underground Storage Tank Program
Federal - Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 280 State - California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.7 Title 23 California Code of Regulations
Links – www.swrcb.ca.gov www.epa.gov/swerust1