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§ 2671. Temporary Closure Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 23. Waters
Division 3. State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards
Chapter 16. Underground Tank Regulations
Article 7. Underground Storage Tank Closure Requirements
23 CCR § 2671
§ 2671. Temporary Closure Requirements.
(a) An owner or operator shall comply with all of the following requirements to complete and maintain temporary closure of an underground storage tank:
(1) All residual liquid, solids, or sludges shall be removed and handled in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapters 6.5 and 6.7 of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code.
(2) If the underground storage tank contained a hazardous substance that could produce flammable vapors at standard temperature and pressure, it shall be inerted, as often as necessary, to levels that will preclude an explosion or to lower levels as required by the local agency.
(3) The underground storage tank may be filled with a noncorrosive liquid that is not a hazardous substance. This liquid shall be tested and the test results submitted to the local agency prior to removal from the underground storage tank at the end of the temporary closure period.
(4) Except for required venting, all fill and access locations and piping shall be sealed using locking caps or concrete plugs.
(5) Power service shall be disconnected from all pumps associated with the use of the underground storage tank unless the power services some other equipment which is not being closed, such as the impressed-current cathodic protection system.
(b) The monitoring required pursuant to the permit may be modified by the local agency during the temporary closure period. In making a decision to modify monitoring requirements, the local agency shall consider the need to maintain monitoring in order to detect unauthorized releases that may have occurred during the time the underground storage tank was used but that have not yet been detected. In all cases, corrosion protection shall continue to be operated.
(c) The underground storage tank shall be inspected by the owner or operator at least once every three months to verify that the temporary closure measures are still in place. The inspection shall include but is not limited to the following:
(1) Visual inspection of all locked caps and concrete plugs.
(2) If locking caps are used, at least one shall be removed to determine if any liquids or other substances have been added to the underground storage tank or if there has been a change in the quantity or type of liquid added pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of this section.
(d) At the end of a temporary closure period over 12 months, including any extension granted by the local agency, the owner may reuse the underground storage tank only if the tank meets the requirements of Article 3 for new underground storage tanks or is upgraded to meet the requirements of Article 6.
(e) All new and existing underground storage tank systems which have been temporarily closed must continue to comply with repair and recordkeeping requirements, release reporting and investigation requirements, and release response and corrective action requirements specified in this chapter and Chapter 6.7 of the Health and Safety Code.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 25299.3 and 25299.7, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 25298, Health and Safety Code; 40 CFR 280.70 and 281.36(a)(1).
1. Amendment filed 8-9-91 as an emergency; operative 8-9-91. Text remains in effect uninterrupted pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 25299.7 (Register 92, No. 14).
2. Editorial correction of printing errors in History 1 (Register 92, No. 43).
3. Amendment of section and Note filed 4-5-94; operative 5-5-94 (Register 94, No. 14).
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
23 CCR § 2671, 23 CA ADC § 2671
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