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Underground storage tanks are regulated by the California Health and Safety Code Chapter 6.7.
All underground storage tank (UST) systems in Glendale must be permitted by the Glendale Fire Department. In addition to the annual CUPA operating permits, a permit is also required to install, remove, modify or test (SB989) an UST system. A UST system includes the tank itself, the associated piping, the monitoring system, and related equipment. Since UST permits are specific to the individual tank, changes to the tank system usually require a permit. Examples of such changes are replacing monitoring equipment, installing overfill protection, or adding secondary containment to the tank or piping.
The Glendale Fire Department was designated in 1997 by the State of California to be the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the City of Glendale. We have the responsibility to administer and enforce all six Program Elements of the Unified Program, along with the Industrial Waste Program, as well as, the Uniform Fire Code.
Senate Bill 1082, passed in 1993, created the Unified Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Management Regulatory Program (Unified Program) which requires the administrative consolidation of six hazardous waste and hazardous materials programs (Program Elements) under one agency, a Certified Unified Program Agency.
The Certified Unified Program Agency is the single local agency designated by the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency as being responsible for all six Program Elements of the Unified Program within its jurisdiction.
Inspectors from the Burbank Fire Department administer and enforce Federal and State laws and regulations for the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program through: Annual inspection of USTs, monitoring equipment and tank records; Review and approval of submittals to the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS); Plan check and inspection for UST installations, modifications, upgrades and removals.
The UST Program is carried out exclusively by the Underground Tanks Section. The Section is divided into three Units, closely following the geographical boundary of the watershed in the Regional Board's jurisdiction: The Los Angeles River Watershed Unit, the San Gabriel River Watershed Unit, and the Los Angeles/Ventura Coastal Unit. UST staff daily performance primarily includes pollution source investigation, monitoring, and cleanup for protection of groundwater resources and enforcement actions.
The Site Cleanup Program (SCP) deals with site investigation and corrective action involving sites not overseen by the Underground Tank Program and the Well Investigation Program. The Groundwater Remediation Section - Site Cleanup Unit II was established within the Groundwater Remediation Section of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) in February 2002, as a special task force to manage primarily the increasing numbers of Brownfields/Redevelopment Agency projects under the Site Cleanup Program (formerly SLIC) and Redevelopment Agency (RA) oversight cost recovery program agreements or contracts.
UST sites are addressed by the Board's Underground Storage Tank Program. Many brownfields in the region have actual or suspected contamination from leaking underground storage tanks. Investigation and cleanup of these sites is undertaken under Board oversight and, in some cases, oversight by a local agency. Many UST sites, including brownfields, are eligible for reimbursement of investigation and cleanup costs through the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund.
UST Removal in the City of Los Angeles. The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program administers and enforces Federal and State laws and regulations and local ordinances for the construction/installation, modification, upgrade, and removal of USTs in the City of Los Angeles
The purpose of the UST Program is to protect public health and safety and the environment from releases of petroleum and other hazardous substances from tanks. There are four program elements: Leak Prevention, Cleanup, Enforcement, and Tank Tester Licensing.
The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Programs Division permits and inspects underground storage tanks within the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and 77 cities.
Los Angeles County Code (LACC), Title 11, Division 4, established the underground storage tank program in Los Angeles County in 1983. The Los Angeles County Underground Storage Tank Program's goal is to protect the public, the environment (air, soil and groundwater) and UST owners/operators by ensuring that UST facilities are permitted, designed/installed/modified, operating and eventually closed in compliance with local/state/federal requirements.
Los Angeles County's guide to disposing of household hazardous wastes (HHW). Other links are available from this link regarding proper disposal of E-Waste, Universal Waste, and Sharps Waste.